Albany -- City Commissioner Bo Dorough, who has served on the city commission for eight years, put the rumors to rest Thursday, and officially announced he plans to run for Mayor. He is the first to make a formal announcement.
He told us he wanted voters to know his running was not contingent on who else got into the race. Current Mayor Willie Adams has not yet announced his plans.
Dorough says he would be a much different mayor.
"I would be more active, more involved in the community. We need to understand we're going to continue to face the challenge or preserving the high skilled and high paying jobs we have here in Albany. We lost Merck, we've lost Bob's Candies in the last five years, we have been designated the third most dangerous city in the state. These are issued we need to address."
While Dorough wouldn't name names, he said there are several qualified candidates who could run for his Ward four seat and represent the district well.