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Two more candidates have entered the North Little Rock mayor's race.

Tracy Steele made his bid official Monday, filing for the position after announcing in November his intention to run for mayor.

It will mark the second time Steele has run for mayor, after losing in a runoff in 2012 to current Mayor Joe Smith. Steele is a member of the North Little School Board and has served in the state House of Representatives and the state Senate.

Alice Kunce also filed Monday after announcing in March that she would run for the office after the retirement of Smith, who chose not to seek a third term.

Kunce has worked in the Little Rock School District as a teacher at Dunbar Middle School.

The latest filings bring the number of mayoral candidates to three for the Nov. 3 election, according to the Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk's office.

Terry Hartwick, the city's director of Parks and Recreation, filed Wednesday after announcing in October that he planned to enter the race. He served as North Little Rock's mayor from 1984-88.

Two more candidates filed Monday for North Little Rock City Council races.

Maurice Taylor became the first candidate to file for the Ward 2 position.

John Parker filed for the Ward 3 position. He joined Ronald V. Harris, who filed Friday.

Elsewhere, Tim Fisk filed Monday seeking the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on Cammack Village's City Council. Fisk is the only candidate who has filed for the Position 2 seat.

The municipal candidate filing period closes at noon Wednesday. Filing will take place at the Pulaski County Courthouse, 401 W. Markham St. in Little Rock.


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