BEQUETTE Lieutenant Governor
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Chris Bequette is running for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and needs your support today. Whether it is your time, talent or treasure, Chris wants your help to make Arkansas a winner by eliminating the wretched and chronic waste of state government and by giving all Arkansans income tax relief so they can keep more of their hard-earned private property (aka their paycheck)!
Chris Bequette was raised in Crystal City, Missouri by George and Nan Bequette. At age 18, Chris made his first important life decision by deciding to move to his mother's home state (Nan is from Greenwood) and attend the University of Arkansas on a football scholarship like his father and brother, Jay, before him. While playing football at Arkansas, Chris was honored to start for 3 years and 37 consecutive games as an offensive lineman while helping the Razorbacks to a 28-9 record during those years and secure bowl game appearances in the Holiday, Orange and Liberty Bowls. Additionally, Chris was elected a captain by his teammates his senior year. Academically, Chris finished his undergraduate degree in Political Science in 3 years and then attended law school while playing his junior and senior football seasons, one of the first college football players to ever achieve this feat. During law school, Chris had the distinction of earning his way onto the Dean's Honor Roll for High Scholastic Achievement in the Spring 1988 semester. Following graduation from law school in May 1989, and after a short time in private business, Chris' passion for football was still high and he spent 2 seasons coaching football at Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina. In between his 2 seasons as a football coach, Chris also passed the Arkansas Bar. In January 1992, Chris moved to Little Rock to practice law in a private firm, followed by a nearly 3-year stint as a no-nonsense prosecuting attorney. Chris had a successful career as a deputy prosecuting attorney, trying over 30 jury trials with a strong conviction record and being known for his tough-minded approach to criminal defendants. After Chris' career as an attorney, he branched out into the business world by joining Stephens Inc., where he performed a number of duties including marketing the Razorback football and basketball coaches' TV shows. In fact, during the years Chris handled the coaches' TV shows, he not only doubled revenues but also made innovative changes to how the TV shows were viewed and marketed. In 1999, Chris joined Merrill Lynch where he built from nothing, a successful financial advising and management practice. In January 2007, Chris left Merrill Lynch and started his own financial advising and management business dealing exclusively with college and pro football coaches. Chris' firm, American Coaches Wealth Management, continues to be a leader in the field of working with college and pro football coaches. Chris has one son, 15-year old Luc and is active in Luc's school and in their church and in the community with various charitable endeavours.