LITTLEROCK, Ark. – A well-known Little Rock businessman says he is considering a run for the mayor’s office.
Steve Landers has confirmed to FOX 16 News that he has had polling in the field ahead of a possible campaign in 2022.
The 67-year-old retired from his eponymous auto dealership group in 2020.
Landers said he hoped to have a decision on officially announcing a campaign by September 1.
Landers did not share any specifics on a campaign platform but did say he had “thoughts and concerns” about city operations, though not about Mayor Frank Scott Jr., specifically.
He did voice opposition to the proposal for a 1 percent increase to the city sales tax to fund Scott’s Rebuild the Rock efforts.
Landers has not run for public office before but does currently serves on the Arkansas State Racing Commission.