Citizens of Little Rock hit the polls on Dec. 4, and Frank Scott Jr. was named mayor of the capital city, outlasting Baker Kurrus in a runoff election.
A 35-year-old executive with First Security Bank, Scott became the first popularly elected African-American mayor in Little Rock’s history. Scott previously served as deputy policy director and later as director of intergovernmental affairs under former Gov. Mike Beebe, having also worked as a state highway commissioner.
Unofficial vote totals gave Scott a 22,622 to 16,282 advantage over 64-year-old Kurrus, the former state-appointed LRSD superintendent.
– Zach Parker, Ghidotti Communications