The North Little Rock mayor race is getting more crowded. A new candidate is throwing his name in the ring for the position.
Former state lawmaker Tracy Steele has announced his candidacy to be Mayor of North Little Rock. Steele says he will run for the position in the November 2020 election.
According to a release from Steele, he plans to focus on education, public safety and economic development. Steele says he intends to be the “first Education Mayor” in North Little Rock in order to bring the city government and education community closer together.
“As Mayor, your safety will be my first priority. We must give police officers and firefighters the equipment and pay they need and deserve. We must also realize that a good education system and jobs helps with public safety,” he says.
Steele served in the Arkansas State Senate from 2002-2010 and was the Senate Majority Leader. He previously served in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
Current North Little Rock Mayor Joe Steele announced in October that he is not seeking a third term.
A former North Little Rock mayor and current North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Director Terry Hartwick previously announced his intention to run for the office. He served as the city’s mayor from 1984-1988.