Penney-Bell says she won’t seek re-election

Local News

Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor Ruth Penney-Bell says she will not run for re-election later this year.

Citing age as a factor, Penney-Bell said, “Will I be able to do the things that I’ve done for another four years?”  She said she’s making her decision known to give someone else a chance to run.  Penney-Bell said, “This is an opportunity for someone younger that may have been holding back because they don’t want to run against an incumbent.”

Penney-Bell was first elected to the city’s board in 2009.  She was elected as mayor in 2014.  Her current term will end in December, 2018.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More Check This Out
Loving Living Local 600x600

Don't Miss