A lifelong De Queen, Ark., resident will soon be holding the office of mayor.
On Election Day, voters selected Jeff Brown to hold the position. He was born and raised in the town, and said is eager to continue to improve the quality of life there.
“I want to be a people’s mayor. My door will always be open. If I don’t know you. You’re welcome to come introduce yourself. I’d love to get to know you,” said Brown.
Brown said De Queen is in a great position right now to look toward the future.
“Our city is financially strong right now and our infrastructure is really strong,” he said.
Brown has been employed by the city water department for 12 years. He said it took years of dedication to work his way up to Water Superintendent.
“I’m trying to be an inspiration to the young people just to prove that you don’t have to start out on top. With a little hard work and effort, you can do anything you put your mind to,” said Brown.
As Mayor-Elect he said he hopes to add and improve sidewalks throughout the city, as well as remodel water towers.
“I’d like to work on some sidewalk projects around town. Maybe try to do a few blocks every year. And make sure the city has a safe source of drinking water,” Brown said.
Brown will be sworn into office January 1, and said he sees a bright future for the city.
“I’m looking forward to serving the citizens of DeQueen. I just really appreciate them putting their trust in me to lead DeQueen into the future,” said Brown.