REP. CLARKE TUCKER

We can put to rest speculation that state Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock) might join the field of mayoral candidates in 2018.

After the news came this morning that Frank Scott is jumping into the race for Little Rock mayor — joining incumbent Mark Stodola and state Rep. Warwick Sabin — Tucker told the Arkansas Times that he’s ruled out running for the position. He didn’t offer comment on his future plans at this time.

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Tucker, who represents House District 35, was first elected to the Arkansas legislature in 2014.