BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - On Friday morning, a new candidate threw his hat into the ring for the position of Mayor of Birmingham.
Birmingham City Council Member Steven Hoyt held a news conference about a half hour ago announcing that he will enter the race. Hoyt was elected to the city council in 2005, he represents District Five. Hoyt serves on several boards including the Birmingham Airport Authority.
Campaign rumblings are also coming from former Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington. Arrington tells FOX6 he will decide next Monday on whether or not he will run again for the mayor's seat. Arrington held the position of mayor from 1979 to 1999.
Also on Friday morning, supporters for State Representative Mary Moore held a rally urging Moore to run for mayor. Moore says she will make up her mind by next Tuesday. So far, there are 13 people running for the office of mayor.
Here is the list so-far of announced candidates for mayor:
Ernie s. Dunn
Stephanie Sigler Huey
Acting Mayor Carole Smitherman
William Jason Sumners
Harry "traveling shoes" Turner, Jr.
Anyone who would like to run for mayor would need to file their paperwork by November 20th.