One of the state's largest cities has a new mayor after 24 years.
In Tuesday's general election run-off race, Joe Smith defeated State Rep. Tracy Steele (D) to win the North Little Rock mayor's seat.
Smith received 7,535 votes to Steele’s 6,234 (55%-45%). In the November 6th general election, Steele had 11,542 votes (48.27%) to Smith’s 9,827 (41.1%).
Smith has been a top aide for years to outgoing North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays, while Steele has been a fixture in North Little Rock politics for more than a decade as a state lawmaker.
The bruising campaign spurred a lot of political activity north of the Arkansas River.
Kelly Dudzik with our content partner, Fox 16 News, has more coverage at this link.
Talk Business Staff
Latest posts by Talk Business Staff (see all)
- Entergy Arkansas Contributes $857 Million To Arkansas Economy - January 27, 2015
- Scott Richardson: State Board Does Have Power To Take Over LRSD - January 27, 2015
- Arkansas Jobless Rate Falls To 5.7% In December - January 27, 2015