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Scott, Kurrus advance to runoff in Little Rock mayor's race

by Jaime Dunaway | November 6, 2018 at 8:06 p.m. | Updated November 6, 2018 at 11:16 p.m.
Frank Scott Jr., left, and Baker Kurrus are shown in these file photos.

Baker Kurrus and Frank Scott Jr. will advance to a runoff in the Little Rock mayor’s race after none of the five candidates reached 40 percent of the vote.

Scott had the most votes in Tuesday’s election with 25,075 votes, or about 37 percent, according to unofficial results with all precincts reporting in Pulaski County. Kurrus came in second place with 19,619 votes, or about 29 percent.

Warwick Sabin was third with 19,089, or 28.25 percent.

Kurrus and Scott will face off in the runoff Dec. 4.

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has held the position for 12 years and will vacate the position in January.

Read Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

10:43 p.m. UPDATE

The latest results in the Little Rock mayor's race show:

  • Baker Kurrus: 19,236 (29.98 percent)
  • Frank Scott Jr.: 22,848 (35.60 percent)
  • Warwick Sabin: 18,596 (28.98 percent)
  • Glen Schwarz: 1,632 (2.54 percent)
  • Vincent Tolliver: 1,860 (2.90 percent)

Nearly 85 percent across the county as a whole has been counted.

10:14 p.m. UPDATE

The latest results show a tighter race for Little Rock mayor.

Frank Scott Jr. had 18,306 votes, or 32.12 percent of the vote by 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Baker Kurrus was in second with 18,270 votes, or 32.06 percent of the vote.

State Rep. Warwick Sabin was in third with 17,437 votes, or 30.6 percent.

About 65 percent of the precincts in Pulaski County as a whole had been counted at that point, though it wasn't immediately clear what percent of Little Rock's vote had been counted.

Scott said at a watch party that about 28,000 votes were still being counted by 10 p.m. He said he needed 12,000 votes to win without a runoff.

If none of the five candidates reach 40 percent, the top two candidates will advance to a runoff.

Vincent Tolliver was in fourth with 1,559 votes, followed by Glen Schwarz with 1,416 votes.

Check back with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for updates.


Little Rock mayoral candidate Frank Scott Jr. is in the lead after early vote totals were released.

Scott, a banker and associate pastor, had 13,278 by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was more than 3,000 votes ahead of second-place candidate Baker Kurrus.

State Rep. Warwick Sabin was in third with 9,735 votes, followed by Vincent Tolliver in fourth with 1,057 votes.

Glen Schwarz was in last with 818 votes.

One of the five candidates must receive 40 percent of the vote to avoid Little Rock's first runoff election. Scott's total at 7:30 p.m. stood at just under 38 percent.

Check back with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for updates on this developing story.EARLIER


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