Also, LRSD teachers in crosshairs and D-G scales back. Historic mayoral election Frank Scott Jr. was elected Little Rock mayor Dec. 4. The 35-year-old banker, associate pastor and ex-state Highway Commissioner is the first popularly elected black mayor in a city that's struggled to escape the legacy of the 1957 Central High crisis. Scott defeated Baker Kurrus 58-42 percent in a runoff. Scott started his victory speech by saying, "First, I just want to say, it is good to see Little Rock right now. It's good to see every race, every culture, every faith, every sexual orientation, every gender identity — because this is all about unifying our city." He said his campaign wasn't just about unification; it was also about "securing...
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Historic mayoral election