Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. is backing Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg. Scott, who is one year into office, announced his endorsement Monday and praised Bloomberg's commitment to spread opportunity to Americans who are being shortchanged by the current economy.
"After much deliberation and prayer, I decided to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president. Though many candidates offer good solutions for our country, Mike has a proven track record as a successful businessman and mayor solving problems through collaboration and effective policy. Mike and I do not agree on everything, but am confident he is committed to righting wrongs, stimulating our economy, and bringing people together – important leadership principles that I strive to fulfill daily for the residents of Little Rock," said Scott.
"While much focus is on the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries, Mike made Little Rock and numerous overlooked cities in the South a priority. The emphasis on Little Rock and Mike’s executive experience leading America’s largest city make him well-suited for the job."
Scott has also been named Co-Chair of the Mike for Black America National Leadership Council, joining San Francisco Mayor London Breed, where he will advise on strategy and policy.
"With his experience in the private sector and in government, Mayor Scott knows how to build coalitions and get big things done," said Bloomberg. "We share a belief in opportunity for all – in coming together to create more good jobs, with good salaries, all across Little Rock, all across Arkansas, and all across America. I’m honored to have his support and excited to welcome him as a Co-Chair for the Mike for Black America National Leadership Council."
Scott made history on December 4, 2018 when he was elected as the first African-American mayor of Little Rock.