Economic development, community policing and millennials were among the hot-button issues when the four candidates for Little Rock mayor introduced themselves and their platforms to the city Wednesday evening.
Over the last few months, I've had the honor of engaging with voters across the city. The message was clear: the next mayor must have a plan to unify and move Little Rock forward.
As a product of Little Rock public schools, I empathize with parents who want their schools back. These parents deserve a mayor who will fight to place their child's future back in the hands of communities that know them best.
I welcome former Superintendent Kurrus to the Little Rock mayor's race of my hometown. I remain focused on our vision of Little Rock reaching its potential that centers on uniting our city and jobs growth. It's time for a new generation of leadership that honors our past and charts a new course for our future.
I envision Little Rock as a city of opportunity for all, and one where its leaders invest and commit to providing that opportunity to everyone. I spoke with KARK about the latest report on panhandlers in our community, and how we address this complicated issue impacting our community, and why criminalizing poverty is not our solution
I believe that our best days are ahead of us, but we must exhibit a sense of urgency. Now is the time to remove our most violent elements from our streets and fully commit to rebuilding trust in every community.
Reducing crime will take real leadership and a holistic approach to get there. But the Little Rock I know and love is worth fighting for. Take a moment, and read my op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, then re-post and share with your friends and family.
“As a candidate, you want to make sure you stay close to the people,” says Frank Scott, vice president at First Security Bank in Little Rock, Arkansas, who recently announced his intention to run for mayor of Arkansas’ capital.
“You want to be able to understand your constituents as you make decisions on their behalf.”