Frank Scott, Jr. exploring run for Little Rock mayor

by Talk Business & Politics staff ( 293 views 

The field to challenge Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola potentially got a little more crowded on Tuesday.

Banker and former highway commissioner Frank Scott, Jr. said he is exploring a run to lead the state’s capital city.

“I wanted you to be among the first to know. I am announcing today my exploratory committee for Little Rock mayor,” he said in an email announcement.

“It’s time for visionary leadership in our state’s capital city. It’s time for new and bold plans to solve old problems. It’s time to put purpose to our potential,” Scott added.

Scott is a banking executive with First Security Bank and has served in the office of former Gov. Mike Beebe. Beebe appointed Scott to fill out the remainder of a term on the Arkansas Highway Commission. He has also served on the Little Rock Port Authority.

He hails from southwest Little Rock and is an associate pastor. For the past three years, Scott has been a contributor to Talk Business & Politics. He will be on hiatus through the election season.

Current Mayor Stodola has indicated he plans to run for another four-year term in 2018. State Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, has also formed an exploratory committee to run for mayor of Little Rock.

The election is in November 2018.