The College Station mayor's race has its first contestant.
Mayor Pro Tem Ben White announced his candidacy for the top job Thursday. He says he made the decision after listening to concerned citizens, discussing it with his family and much prayer.
"With me there is no agenda except the public's agenda," White said in a statement. "I am against any deal that the public doesn't know about, against unnecessarily raising taxes, and against making decisions in a way that ignores the good people who live in our neighborhoods."
The Place 1 Council Member is finishing his first term in office.
Current Mayor Ron Silvia can't seek re-election because of term limits.