JUNEAU - Mark Farmer announced his intention Saturday to run for mayor.
The seat is currently held by Bruce Botelho, who said Sunday he would run to retain his seat. Botelho was first elected mayor 1988 and served one term, then was elected mayor again in 2003 and 2006.
Farmer is a 46-year-old retired, disabled U.S. Coast Guard veteran, writer and photojournalist who has lived in Juneau for 19 years. He has run for Juneau public office several times over the past two decades.
In a statement announcing his intention to run, he said he supports making the city responsibly deal with its waste and urban bear problems.