John C. Harris has announced his candidacy for the Meridian City Council race.
Harris is running for the Ward 5 seat currently held by Bobby Smith, who is seeking another term.
Harris, a Democrat, was joined by supporters and volunteers at a Saturday news conference at Lauderdale County's Democratic Party headquarters at 610 Martin Luther King Drive.
Harris said Meridian's infrastructure needs attention in order for growth and economic progress to be part of the city's future.
The last day to register to vote in this and other 2005 city elections is 12 Noon on Apr. 2.
The party primaries are Tuesday, May 3, and the general election is Tuesday, June 7.