LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Bob Brown, a well-known leader of the Lufkin community, has filed to run for mayor of the city of Lufkin.
"Several people in the community came to me and said I should, they encouraged me to do so," Brown said.
Brown said he thought about it and prayed about it and he decided to file Tuesday.
Brown retired from an electric utility business a few years ago.
He retired from Oncor, and he works with several organizations within the Lufkin community.
He also has worked with economic development in Lufkin and has lived there for the last 28 years.
Brown was out of town when KTRE contacted him by telephone Thursday.
He said that he does have concerns for the city of Lufkin.
"I have no grinding concerns other than just wanting fresh new leadership," Brown stated.
Brown also explained he wants the citizens of Lufkin to be more educated about the things going on in their community. He also wants to get some free thinking thoughts to the city.
If no other candidates file, Brown will run against incumbent Jack Gorden.
If elected, Brown says he wants to make sure the people of Lufkin are part of the decision-making process of the city.
He's been married to his wife, Tony for 47 years.
"She was very much part of the decision making process and she is supporting me 100 percent," Brown said.
Brown has one daughter, who lives in Katy, and two grandsons.
Other candidates that have recently filed for election include:
Incumbent Robert Shankle, Ward 2 city council member
Incumbent Don Langston, Ward 4 city council member
At this time, no other candidates have filed to run against them.
The last day to file for election is March 5.