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Texarkana, Arkansas mayor seeks new office

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TEXARKANA, Ark. -

The mayor of Texarkana, Arkansas announced plans to run for Miller County Tax Collector.

Mayor Wayne Smith is just beginning the fourth year in his first term in office.  
    
His announcement was made on the heels of the former tax collector's arrest for theft of property.
    
Melissa Barnes was arrested last month.
    
Meanwhile, Smith says he's looking forward to serving citizens in a different capacity.

"I bring the leadership and the ability to organize and provide leadership, provide integrity and innovation for the office," said Mayor Smith.

Even if Smith doesn't win the Republican primary for collector in May, he will return as mayor.
    
The mayor's position ends December 31st unless he's re-elected.

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