The noon deadline today for filing as a candidate for Little Rock office has come and gone, and Mayor Mark Stodola
did not draw an opponent. He'll be elected to his third four-year term. Benny Johnson
, of the Stop the Violence group
, has been critical of the mayor for the city's use of police resources in the inner city and had been considering the race.
Ward 5 Director Lance Hines
and Ward Seven Director BJ Wyrick
are also unopposed.
: Herbert Broadway
, Robert Webb
and musician Grayson Shelton
filed to oppose Erma Hendrix
. As Max has pointed out, a crowded race likely benefits Hendrix. Plurality wins in these elections.
Former state Rep. Kathy Webb
and Geoffrey Yamauchi
have filed to replace Ward 3 Director Stacy Hurst
, who's running for state representative. Webb is a shoo-in.
: Sandy Becker
is challenging Director Doris Wright