LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will continue to lead Little Rock after his top competitor for office conceded Tuesday night.

Former auto dealer Steve Landers said he “came up a little short” in his bid to unseat the sitting mayor.

Scott faced three candidates in the non-partisan race for mayor, an office he had held since 2018.

Lander’s concession came with 41% of the votes counted, showing a 51% advantage to Scott. Landers had 39.2% of the vote with other candidates Greg Henderson and Glen Schwarz at 8.1% and 1.6%, respectively.

During the campaign, Scott had to face criticism about crime in the city and recent criticism about the city’s handling of documents and its canceled LITFest festival.

Scott countered these criticisms by pointing out his office’s proactive stance on crime and policing and overall openness.