LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Arkansas’ capital poised to elect black mayor for first time

4Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A banking executive and former highway commissioner is poised to become the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas’ capital, six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis.

Frank Scott took an early lead in results in Tuesday’s runoff for Little Rock mayor, and rival Baker Kurrus conceded to Scott an hour after polls closed.

The 35-year-old Scott is a former adviser to former Gov.

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