Field of Jonesboro Mayoral Candidates Starting to Grow

JONESBORO, AR - The field of mayoral hopefuls for the city of Jonesboro is growing.

Jonesboro businessman and veteran alderman Harold Perrin this afternoon announced his plans to run for the city's highest office.  "This is something that I have contemplated for quite some time," Perrin said.  "I have been humbled by the number of citizens who have encouraged me to run for Mayor.  Their confidence and support weighed heavily in my decision."

Perrin is a 14-year veteran of the Jonesboro City Council, representing Ward 3 on the panel.  He is a former banker and is currently the president and CEO of Professional Managment Consultants, Inc., a management consulting firm he founded in 1991.  Perrin is also a former member of the board of trustees at Arkansas State University.

Felicia Parks of Jonesboro is also expected to announce her candidacy for the office this afternoon.  Last week, former Arkansas Democrat state party chairman Jason Willett became the first candidate to publicly announce his plans to seek the office.

Mayor Doug Formon recently announced that he will not seek re-election to the office, but will instead run for the office of Craighead County Tax Collector.

Region 8 News will have more on the Perrin and Parks announcements this evening on Region 8 News at Six.