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Scott edges Kurrus in LR mayoral runoff

Little Rock runoff election

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

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