City of Marked Tree has new interim mayor

Interim Mayor Steve Craig (Source: KAIT)
Interim Mayor Steve Craig (Source: KAIT)

MARKED TREE, AR (KAIT) - The City of Marked Tree has a new interim mayor, after the death of Mary Ann Arnold.

Several people voiced their interest in the position.

The Marked Tree City Council nominated Steve Craig to fill Arnold's term until the November election. The decision was made after the council was in executive session for over 20 minutes.

"It is going to be different and fun," Craig said. "One reason or two reasons why I am doing it is for the people and for the late Mary Ann Arnold. I want to finish her term out to honor her."

Arnold passed away December 21, 2017, after serving as Mayor since 2013.

Craig said he doesn't plan to run again but has a lot of plans between now and January when his term is over.

He was the acting mayor before the council voted him to be the interim mayor at Monday night's meeting.

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