Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey today announced that he will not run for re-election this year.
“It’s time for me to move to the next phase in my life,” Dailey said in a press release. “I look forward to continuing to contribute to and be involved in the community that I believe will be the next great American city. When I considered what the right time would be to step aside, I wanted to be sure that the city would have strong candidates for mayor to lead into the future. After talking with people who intend to run, I can say that the people of Little Rock will have fine choices to make in the next election.”
Dailey was elected in 1995 as the first popularly-elected mayor of Little Rock in more than 38 years.
Among the people known to be considering a campaign to succeed Dailey this year are city directors Dean Kumpuris, Barbara Graves and Stacy Hurst, as well as attorney Mark Stodola.
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