Little Rock’s two mayor candidates are set to go head-to-head in a televised debate on KARK November 27.
Baker Kurrus and Frank Scott Jr. will discuss important issues facing Little Rock during the debate, which will be moderated by Ashley Ketz and Donna Terrell. The debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, which is the first day of early voting.
The debate will last 30 minutes, and according to KARK, it is “designed to cover plenty of ground and hit a variety of subjects affecting Arkansas’ capital city.” KARK is encouraging citizens and viewers to suggest questions for the candidates by tweeting them with the hashtag #LRMayor.
Scott received the largest percentage of votes during the regular election, capturing 37 percent. However, he fell short of the 40 percent necessary to win the election. Meanwhile, Kurrus received the second highest percentage of votes with 29 percent.
The runoff between the two candidates will be decided on December 4.
Scott is a First Security Bank executive and former Highway Commissioner. Kurrus is the former executive vice president and general counsel for the Winnrock Group and the former superintendent of the Little Rock School District.