Bruce Lockett has joined the race for 4th Ward alderman on the Pine Bluff City Council, a position currently held by Alderman George Stepps.
Lockett and Stepps will also face Fred Toney in the race in the Nov. 6 election.
Lockett, 48, is the outreach coordinator for Future Builders Inc., a non-profit at Wrightsville, and part-time director of communications and development at the Boys, Girls, Adults CDC, a non-profit at Marvell, he said in a press release.
“Most of my work consists of grant writing, program coordination and evaluation. These skills will assist me in performing my duties as alderman, if elected,” said Lockett, who has run for political office previously.
His priorities include leveraging resources of the city and non-profits to support families in need, beautifying neighborhoods, using community resources to provide more after-school and summer programs and providing workforce training programs.
“These issues will be addressed by collaborating with city, county and state programs and departments,” he said. “Collaboration is the key to stopping the decline of the social and economic infrastructure of Pine Bluff.”
“If elected, I will work with local state legislators, county Justices of the Peace to help the citizens of the 4th Ward.”
A graduate of Dollarway High School, Lockett also received a bachelor of arts degree in history from UAPB. He is board president of Family Community Development Corp., board member of the Delta Citizens Alliance and a member of the steering committee of the Citizens First Congress.
Lockett is married to the former Sonya Bell. They have one grown son, Shamon Bell.