DECATUR — Decatur City Councilman David Horn is planning a run for mayor in the upcoming April election.
Horn said in a Facebook post that he plans to formally announce his candidacy at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Decatur Civic Center.
He is the fourth person to pledge a run for the office. Incumbent Julie Moore Wolfe announced in August she will run for re-election. In September, marketing executive Kara Demirjian Huss and Jacob Jenkins, chairman of the Greater Decatur Black Chamber of Commerce, announced they planned to seek the seat.
On Friday, Horn said he had nothing further to add regarding his announcement, and that he will give more detailed information on his candidacy at his press conference next week.
Horn has been a biology professor at Millikin University since 2005 and is one of the founders of Millikin's Institute for Science Entrepreneurship. He has previously served on the Macon County Regional Planning Commission and the Macon County Conservation District board of trustees.
He ran unsuccessfully for council in 2015 before being elected two years ago.
Decatur's municipal elections are nonpartisan. To force a primary for mayor, at least five candidates must file petitions to appear on the ballot. If there is a primary consolidated election in Decatur, it will be held Feb. 26.
The consolidated election for mayor and city council will be April 2.