Board of Directors member enters race for Texarkana Mayor

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 08/15 2014 10:57AM

Updated 08/15 2014 05:37PM

A Ward 1 representative for the Texarkana, AR Board of Directors has announced that she is running for mayor.

Ruth Penney Davis Bell told NBC 6 Friday that she wants to give the people of Texarkana, Arkansas a choice.

Bell said if she is elected mayor she wants to work on getting jobs for citizens and she wants to unite the members on the Texarkana, AR Board of Directors.

Bell who has represented Ward 1 since 2009 was elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

So far, Bell is on the only other candidate running against David Haak in the race for Texarkana, AR Mayor.

The deadline to file to run in the mayor's race in at noon today.

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