Meridian's Ward 2 city council representative is running again for the office.
Mary Perry made her announcement Tuesday afternoon on the steps of city hall. She is seeking her fourth full term as city councilwoman.
Perry says she cares about others and the city and would like the opportunity to continue working to solve problems.
"I can't make them, but citizens with the help of all of us, can make them," said Perry of changes for the better. "To see crime go down, I can't do that. But I can see that some people that I'm in contact with can be helped, to show that there is a better way. And that's one of the things, especially the young people."
Perry, a Democrat, initially won a special election for the post in 1999 and has been re-elected three times.