A crowd of supporters gathered at City Hall downtown on Friday to see prominent Central Arkansas businessman Steve Landers officially file for mayor of Little Rock. Friday, July 29, was the first day of city candidate filing for the 2022 election. Landers is running against Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., who is seeking a second term.
“Today I filed for and plan to be the next mayor of Little Rock,” Landers said in an official statement. “I love our city and believe we have many great things to offer. But the city is currently being mismanaged,” he added. “And if we don’t turn it around quick, we may never get it back on track.”
During an interview after filing, Landers discussed a steady increase in violent crime, infrastructure and economic needs throughout the city.
Landers purchased his first automotive dealership in his ’20s which ultimately grew to include over 70 dealerships worldwide and business that was all based out of Little Rock.
“I built a business from the ground up, investing in others and helping them turn their business around,” Landers said. “I will use that experience to help guide our city back to where it needs to be.”
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