Mayoral Candidate Announces in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches dentist Roger Van Horn announced that he's running for Nacogdoches City Commissioner-at-Large, a position that carries the title of mayor. Van Horn is currently serving as chairman of the Nacogdoches Planning and Zoning Commission.

Van Horn has lived in Nacogdoches for 31 years. He calls it a natural progression to seek the mayor's position. "I think we all need to serve our city in different ways and different places, and this is my venue, and it's the right time, I think, in my life, and it's something I want to do."

The election is seven months away. Van Horn announced early to show his decision to run isn't an impulsive thought. It's unknown if Mayor Bob Dunn plans to run for reelection.