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Jackson T. Stephens, Jr. is an American businessman and conservative donor. He is the son of Jackson T. Stephens and the older brother of Warren Stephens.[1][2]

Jackson T. Stephens, Jr.
ResidenceLittle Rock, Arkansas
Alma materHendrix College
OccupationBusinessman

Personal life and educationEdit

Stephens received a bachelor's degree in business and economics from Hendrix College. He has three children.[3]

CareerEdit

Stephens worked for his father's company, Stephens Inc. from 1973-1983 in banking. In 1987, Stephens founded ExOxEmis (EOE), a biotechnology firm. Stephens is the Chairman of EOE.[3]

Political activitiesEdit

Stephens sits on the board of directors of the Club for Growth,[1] serving as chairman of the board as of 2015.[4] Stephens has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Club for Growth, and has also supported Ted Cruz, Richard Mourdock, Thomas Massie, and other conservative groups and candidates.[5] Stephens founded Common Sense in America LLC,[6] and serves as the Chairman of the Arkansas Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank.[3] Stephens was a major critic of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee,[7] and considered running against him for governor.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Zwick, Jesse (17 September 2010). "Club For Growth Jumps Into Five Senate Races". The Washington Independent. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ Steven Barnes, 'PRIVATE SECTOR; Understatement, at $5 Billion', in The New York Times, November 21, 1999 [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Jackson T. Stephens Jr". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ Schouten, Fredreka (25 September 2013). "10 people heavily fund conservative anti-tax super PAC". USA Today. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Jackson Stephens Political Campaign Contributions 2012 Election Cycle". CampaignMoney.com. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  6. ^ Kraushaar, Josh (28 October 2009). "Republican dirty tricks in NY 23". Politico. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  7. ^ Cottingham, Jan (28 January 2008). "Stephens, Murphy In Dueling Camps On Mike Huckabee's Record". Arkansas Business. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  8. ^ AP (27 December 2007). "Huckabee's Critics Growing Louder". CBS News. Retrieved 6 December 2013.