Fort Smith Embraces First Black Mayor, Democrat George McGill Sworn In

One of Arkansas’s most dynamic and historic cities has officially sworn in former Democratic State Representative George McGill as mayor. McGill’s victory is galvanizing Fort Smith.

He’s the first black mayoral candidate to win in Fort Smith. McGill defeated challengers, Wayne Haver and Luis Andrade back in August 2018.

5NEWS spoke with McGill about his new role in the community.

“Fort Smith has an unquestionable future ahead of it, and I’m looking forward to being a part of the conversation with all the citizens, and making sure that we are the best we can be. And make sure we are a city that does the right things at the right time, and we have the courage to do those things.”

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