Saying “I am ready to get started,” Lansing city council member Judi Brown-Clarke announced Thursday she is a candidate for mayor.
The Olympic medal winner said she’s received encouragement to run for the post from “across the city.”
She said she will roll out a detailed plan to move the city forward “very shortly.”
Brown-Clarke says a priority would be to cultivate regionalism.
“There’s absolutely no way we can accomplish what we’re attempting to without regional cooperation and partnership,” she said.
Brown-Clarke becomes the second candidate to declare, joining Democratic State Representative Andy Schor.
City clerk Chris Swope says he is thinking about running.
Three-term Mayor Virg Bernero announced this week he won’t seek re-election.