Ruth Penney Bell, formerly Davis, has entered Texarkana, Ark., mayoral race.

Penney Bell has served as Ward 1 Director since since 2009. She was first elected in 2008 and was re-elected in 2008 and without opposition in 2012.

David Haak, former Arkansas state representative and former Texarkana, Ark., Board of Directors member, has also filed to run as mayor in the November election.

If elected mayor, Penney Bell will resign as Ward 1 Director.

Filing for several city board positions is open until noon Friday.

Published: 08/14/2014