Nicholasville Mayor Russ Meyer says he's joining the race for the 39th District House seat.
There's an opening after State Representative Bob Damron announced he will not seek reelection, and will instead run to become Jessamine County Judge-Executive.
Meyer, who's a Democrat, graduated from University of Kentucky.
He served as a Nicholasville City Commissioner and was vice mayor before being elected mayor in 2006.
Meyer says he'll spend the next few months organizing his campaign team and support base.