Little Rock, Arkansas Elects First Black Mayor

“Little Rock has had a Black mayor before, but for the first time in town history, supporters voted one in. His name is Frank Scott Jr.

The 35-year-old banking executive and former highway commissioner defeated the city’s police union favored, Baker Kurrus, in Tuesday’s runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat.”

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“One of this first items on the agenda is convince the LR Board of Directors to vote in favor on changing the current from of government to a Mayor/City Council form of Government.

That means the city would do away with the City Manager Position - turning it into a Chief Operating Officer with the Mayor serving as the Chief Executive Officer.”

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“Scott, an adviser to former Gov. Mike Beebe who served on the state Highway Commission, becomes the first African American elected mayor of Little Rock, where divisions linger long after nine black students were escorted past an angry white mob into Little Rock Central High School in 1957.”

Scott, Kurrus advance to runoff in Little Rock mayor's race

Baker Kurrus and Frank Scott Jr. will advance to a runoff in the Little Rock mayor’s race after none of the five candidates reached 40 percent of the vote.

Scott had the most votes in Tuesday’s election with 25,075 votes, or about 37 percent, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting in Pulaski County. Kurrus came in second place with 19,619 votes, or about 29 percent.