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The Team

Jon Gilmore

Jon Gilmore

founder & managing partner

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Jon founded Gilmore | Davis Strategy Group, formerly Gilmore Strategy Group, after serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Asa Hutchinson, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations, including a budget of over $6 million, a staff of nearly sixty individuals and the organization of state agencies under the new administration. Jon currently serves as Chief Political Strategist for Governor Hutchinson.

Read Jon's full bio here.

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  • Current Chief Political Strategist to Governor Asa Hutchinson 

  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Asa Hutchinson & 
    Campaign Manager for winning 2014 Gubernatorial race

  • Media consultant & pollster with experience in nearly all 50 states

  • Bush/Cheney campaign & White House alum

  • Included in the "Arkansas 250" list for the most influential Arkansans six years running.

J.R. Davis

J.R. Davis


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J.R.  has over a decade's worth of experience in both Arkansas and national politics, state government and state and national media relations, including crisis communications.  A former news anchor and political reporter, J.R. has served as the Communications Director and Chief Spokesperson

for both Governor Asa Hutchinson

and Third District Congressman, and former Budget Chair, Steve Womack of Arkansas.

Read J.R.'s full bio here.

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  • Former Communications Director & Chief Spokesperson for Governor Asa Hutchinson

  • Former Communications Director & Chief Spokesperson for Congressman Steve Womack

  • Former Televisions News
    Anchor & Political Reporter

  • 12+ Experience in Arkansas
    Politics & State/National Media


  • Has been included in the "Arkansas 250" list of most influential Arkansans.


Darbie Kuykendall Harris
senior strategist

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Darbie is an experienced political consultant operating on both the state and federal level. Darbie has experience advising candidates for congressional, legislative, and judicial races in Arkansas on media relations, digital strategy, and general political communications. Darbie serves as Chief Political Strategist for Congressman Bruce Westerman, Chairman of Natural Resources, and most recently helped re-elect Senator John Boozman to the U.S. Senate.

Read Darbie's full bio here.

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  • Current Chief Political Strategist
    to Congressman Bruce Westerman, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee

  • Former Director of Scheduling
    for Congressman Bruce Westerman in Washington, D.C.

  • Graduate of the University of  Arkansas with a degree in Political Science and minor in Legal Studies

  • Studied abroad at the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

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