Sloan Scroggin / Courtesy photo
A University of Arkansas instructor and real estate agent who is also a member of the Fayetteville Planning Commission has won a seat on the City Council.
Sloan Scroggin, 34, won the Ward 3, Position 1 seat currently held by Justin Tennant, who did not seek a third term. Scroggin narrowly defeated challenger Lucas Regnier, securing 3,580 votes (51%) to Regnier’s 3,494 votes (49%).
Scroggin has taught math at the university for five years. He is a licensed real estate agent and was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2017.
Before the election, he said it’s those varied fields that give him a distinct opportunity to make an impact at the council level.
“With my diverse background I believe I can look at issues from multiple view points and come up with unique solutions that work for all and not just a meet-in-the middle strategy,” said Scroggin.
He listed sustainable growth, safety of citizens, job creation and walkability as key components of his platform.
Scroggin said the diversity of environments in Ward 3 is what makes that part of town so unique.
The ward includes several neighborhoods in northeast Fayetteville, including the Huntingdon and Candlewood subdivisions, as well as the newer multi-family complexes in the uptown area. Gulley Park, Fiesta Square, Lake Fayetteville, and the Northwest Arkansas Mall are also in Ward 3.
City Council members are paid $12,504 per year.