Julian Lott has been sworn in as Camden’s first African-American mayor. Lott won election to office in a close three-way contest to lead Ouachita County’s seat.
Camden voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday when Julian Lott polled 1,680 votes (51.64 percent) in a three-way race.
Lott, who is employed by Chemring Group and who is also the pastor of Koinonia of Grace Church, will be Camden’s first African-American mayor.
Lott beat David Chilcote, a General Dynamics retiree, who had 1,301 votes (39.99 percent) and first-term Mayor Marie Trisollini, who got 272 votes (8.36 percent).