Frank Scott Jr., Baker Kurrus advance to runoff election

Frank Scott Jr. (right) and Baker Kurrus (left) (Photos courtesy: Frank Scott Jr. and Baker Kurrus)

Little Rock mayoral candidates Frank Scott Jr. and Baker Kurrus will advance to a runoff election, according to Talk Business and Politics.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial voting numbers showed Scott with 37.11 percent of the vote and Kurrus with 29.03 percent of the vote.

The two were competing against Warwick Sabin, Vincent Tolliver, and Glen Schwarz. Sabin conceded Tuesday night and congratulated Scott and Kurrus for getting to compete in the runoff.

In KATV's questionnaire, Scott, a banking executive with First Security Bank who also has experience serving in the office of former Governor Mike Beebe, said he believes the greatest concern with Little Rock is the inability to develop the local economy and sustain job growth. He said he’s proposed several measures to spur job growth, including closing the skills gap.

Kurrus, who served as the former superintendent for the Little Rock School District and was a member of the board of directors for LRSD, said his greatest concerns for the capital city include crime, neighborhood declines, lack of educational achievement and poverty, which he said combine to produce negative consequences in the capital city.

In May, Little Rock's current mayor, Mark Stodola, announced he would not be seeking re-election because of a medical issue in his family.

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