Greg Henderson for Little Rock Mayor
I am announcing my intentions to run for Mayor of Little Rock in 2022.
This is not a decision that comes easy, but it is a decision that I’ve made in three key ways.
First, and more than anything, it is a decision I make as a parent. I understand that our ability to change any aspect of the city today is very narrow, but when we look 15-30 years down the road it is full of opportunity. I am running because I want to work to make sure the Little Rock enjoyed by my kids, and other kids growing up in the city, is better than what we have now.
Secondly, I am running as a small business advocate. I’ve spent my career helping to make small, locally owned businesses stronger, ready for growth, and competitive against national chains. I do that because locally owned places are the heartbeat of any successful city and region. We have to create policies that help them succeed and grow. We also have to find ways to grow economically that is beneficial for all of Little Rock and doesn’t further divide the city.
Finally, I am doing this as a lifelong citizen of the Little Rock area and a neighbor to 200,000 other people that share this common connection. I believe that the only way we thrive is if we work on building up all of us collectively. I believe that means listening to people who don’t agree with you, collaborating with people that have a different view of the world, and understanding that our collective power as a city is far better when we make decisions with open ears and an open mind.
I am running for mayor because I believe our city is at a major cross road in its history. Little Rock throughout most of the history of this state has enjoyed being the political, cultural, and economic capital of Arkansas and an important part of the regional fabric.
This dynamic is changing, and the decisions we make now impact how future generations see Little Rock. As mayor I will work through my roles as a parent, an advocate, and a citizen to work with others in the city as well as the surrounding region to strengthen Little Rock. I believe if we all work together toward common interests we can build the central Arkansas region up to once again being the political, cultural, and economic center of the state once again.
Join me, and together we can truly rebuild Little Rock.
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