Arnold Mayor Ron Counts said he would run for re-election in April at Thursday's city council meeting.
"Some four years ago, I gave serious considerations as to how I may contribute to the community in which I live. After discussion with friends and family, then time in prayer, I decided to run for mayor," he said in a press release handed out before the meeting.
"The fine citizens of Arnold supported me as I have since supported them, by leading the way to a balanced budget, helping to bring new jobs to our city and unity among city leaders," he said.
Counts was first elected mayor in April 2009. He has been the owner of Counts Auto Body in Arnold for more than 37 years.
Counts has also served on the Fox C-6 School Board (1993-2001) and on the Rock Township Ambulance Board of directors as Treasurer.