Warwick Sabin exploring run for Little Rock Mayor

Sandra McGrew
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“For too long, Little Rock has been standing still. It’s time for new ideas and new energy.”

Little Rock – Today, Warwick Sabin announced his intention to explore a run for Mayor of Little Rock in 2018. 

“I’m exploring a run for Mayor because Little Rock has the potential to be a more vibrant and dynamic city,” said Sabin. “With new ideas, we can make Little Rock a hub of economic activity, make our schools great and keep our city safe, so people want to raise their families here.”

Citing a need for new energy and new ideas to help create jobs, improve education and keep Little Rock safe, Sabin vowed to visit and listen to every corner of the city. 

“I’m going to listen to not only your concerns, but also your ideas on how we can make Little Rock a world class city,” Sabin said.  

During his time in the state legislature, Sabin worked with both sides of the aisle to strengthen the state’s ethics laws, promote clean energy, and encourage economic development. Sabin has also worked for the Clinton Foundation and founded the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a cutting-edge resource that supports those who want to create new businesses, invent new products, and acquire new job skills.

“We are blessed with a beautiful natural setting and great people who work hard and are committed to our community. But we can do better, and that takes leadership that is inclusive, energetic, and creative.” 

Sabin’s new website, SabinForMayor.com, will launch on Sunday along with a video that can be seen here: New Energy. New Ideas.


Sabin will be talking with Little Rock residents at the following locations on July 9th. All are open to the press.

1.   Bernice Garden Farmers Market
1401 South Main St.
Little Rock, AR, 72202

2. Delicious Temptations
11220 N. Rodney Parham Rd.
Little Rock, AR, 72212

3. Hindman Park
60 Brookview Dr.
Little Rock, AR, 72209

Sabin Biography

Warwick Sabin has spent his professional life bringing energy and ideas to improve the lives of people. During his time in the state legislature, he worked with Democrats and Republicans to reform Arkansas’ ethics laws, promote cleaner energy, and encourage public/private partnerships to create economic growth.

He was named one of the top ten legislators of 2013, and the Arkansas Times called him the "Freshman of the session." In 2014, he was one of only 24 national leaders awarded the Rodel Fellowship by the Aspen Institute for his "outstanding ability to work responsibly across partisan divisions and bring greater civility to public discourse."

Warwick serves as the Senior Director, U.S. Programs at Winrock International, where he studies and implements programs aimed at helping rural America. He has also served as Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation, and founded the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. This is a cutting-edge facility that supports those who want to create new businesses, invent new products, and acquire new job skills. Earlier, Warwick served as a press secretary for U.S. Rep. Marion Berry. He was also a writer and publisher at the Arkansas Times and the Oxford American magazine. 

Prior to his career, Warwick graduated as valedictorian from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he served as President of the Young Democrats andPresident of the student body.  While in college, Warwick was awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and was named to the USA Today Academic All-Star Team. He led a successful campaign to have all schools in the University of Arkansas System officially celebrate the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Warwick also won the Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. While in England, Warwick was the speechwriter to U.S. Ambassador Philip Lader. 

Warwick has volunteered and served on the boards of directors for numerous community and nonprofit organizations and projects in Little Rock, including the Public Education Foundation, Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families and the Arkansas Literacy Councils.

Warwick and his wife, Jessica DeLoach Sabin, live in Little Rock.