Former LRSD superintendent to run for Little Rock mayor

Former Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus (KATV Photo)

LITTLE ROCK (TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS/KATV) -- And then there were three — again.

On Monday (May 21) Baker Kurrus announced he would seek the office of Little Rock Mayor, adding his name to the field that includes Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) and banker Frank Scott.

Kurrus said in a short statement provided to Talk Business & Politics:

“I have decided to seek the office of Mayor of Little Rock, my hometown. I will be announcing my plans for the campaign and my ideas for our city on or shortly after June 1, 2018. I look forward to an exciting five months ahead.”

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said on May 8 that he would not seek a fourth term as the city’s top chief executive. Sabin, who works for Winrock International, and Scott, a banker with First Security Bank and former Highway Commissioner, have formed exploratory committees for their expected runs.

Warwick Sabin issued the following statement following the announcement:

"Since I began my exploratory efforts more than ten months ago, I have heard from people in every part of Little Rock who want new ideas, new energy, and a fresh approach. We have built a broad and diverse coalition of support that is representative of our entire city, and we have raised over $250,000 in the process. I look forward to continuing the dialogue with a focus on bringing positive leadership to create a bold new future for Little Rock."

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