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Former highway commissioner exploring run for Little Rock mayor in 2018

Frank Scott, Jr., former highway commissioner and a Little Rock native, announced Tuesday he is holding a series of Frank Discussions while exploring the decision to run for Little Rock mayor. (Photo courtesy: Frank Scott, Jr.)

Frank Scott, Jr., former highway commissioner and a Little Rock native, announced Tuesday he is exploring a run for mayor.

On his website, Scott gave his reason for wanting new leadership for Little Rock, saying, "It's time to consider bold, new solutions for old problems. It's time to work together and create more opportunities for everyone who calls Little Rock home."

In preparations for his potential run, Scott is hosting Frank Discussions, a series of conversations to plan new approaches and solutions to public safety, improving public school systems and growing the city's economy.

Besides completing service as the highway commissioner, Scott is a banker and associate pastor at his church. In the past, he has also served as deputy policy director and director of intergovernmental affairs under Gov. Mike Beebe's administration.

“Our city is at a crossroads. We require an evolving vision and new direction that find pathways for thriving communities,” Scott said. “I want to work with the people of Little Rock to define this vision together.”

Scott is not the only person considering a run for mayor. Back in July, State Representative Warwick Sabin, (D) District 33, announced his decision to explore a run for mayor.

Current Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says he will also seek office again.


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