Called lawsuit “Inappropriate and Misguided”
LITTLE ROCK, AR – This morning, Judge Timothy Davis Fox dismissed a lawsuit filed by the City of Little Rock, motivated by Mayor Mark Stodola, that wrongfully alleged that the exploratory committee formed by Frank Scott, Jr. – in accordance with state law – violated a City Code that prevents fundraising for office before June 1.
Scott released the following statement on today’s decision:
“I am pleased that Judge Fox dismissed the City’s claims and cleared me of any wrongdoing. This case was an inappropriate attempt by Mayor Stodola to use city resources to compel the Arkansas Ethics Commission to enforce a misguided ordinance, which the Court rightfully dismissed. It feels great to finally be vindicated, however, I am even more excited for the residents of Little Rock. Now that this frivolous lawsuit is behind me, I can focus my efforts on engaging with families across the city that are in desperate need of bold mayoral leadership.”
A true son of Little Rock, Scott has shared his vision for prosperity with thousands of residents and hundreds of community leaders across the city since launching an exploratory mayoral committee last September. Grassroots enthusiasm has rapidly spread as a result, ensuing in over $80,000 in contributions from over three hundred individuals, largely from the Little Rock community.
Scott was represented by the legal team of John E. Tull, III, Michael N. Shannon, and Chistoph Keller of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC.
Please visit www.frankscottjr.com/ to learn more about Scott and his vision for moving Little Rock forward.
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