Mark Stodola

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Mark Stodola
Mark Stodola 2011.jpeg
Stodola in 2011
Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas
Assumed office
January 3, 2007
Preceded by Jim Dailey
Personal details
Born (1949-05-18) May 18, 1949 (age 68)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jo Ellen Stodola
Children Allison
John Mark
Residence Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Alma mater University of Iowa
University of Arkansas
Profession Attorney

Mark Stodola is an American politician and lawyer. First elected in 2006, he has served as the Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, since January 2007. Stodola won re-election to a second, four-year term in November 2010 by a landslide 84.73 percent of the vote.[1] His re-election in 2014 was unopposed.[2]


Stodola holds double bachelor's degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Iowa. He obtained a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Stodola is married to his wife Jo Ellen and together they have 3 children: one daughter named Allison and twin sons named John Mark and Robert. They both graduated in 2015 from Catholic High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and now both attend Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.[3]


Stodola is currently a member of the Rotary club in Little Rock. Stodola graduated from the Leadership Greater Little Rock, and has also served as Chair of Class 16 for the same program. He is also a member of the Heights Neighborhood Association and serves as Co-Chair of the Downtown Partnership's Main Street Task Force. Stodola has made time to serve on the Board of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and is Past-President of the Quapaw Quarter Association and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas. Lastly the mayor has worked with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program.[3]

In 2015, Stodola served as one of six selection committee members for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.[4]


  1. ^ Burns, David W. (8 November 2012). "Mayoral Elections Bring Mix of New Faces, Incumbents". United States Conference of Mayors. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Brantley, Max (29 December 2014). "Mayor Stodola ends campaign season with $100,000 kitty". Arkansas Blog. Arkansas Times. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Arkansas Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola". City of Little Rock. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
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