Beaumont City Councilman W.L. Pate has formally announced his decision to seek re- election to the post.
Pate has been an At-Large member since 2007.
He said there are several reasons why the city should be proud of his leadership, among them the new event centre and improvements downtown and on Calder Avenue.
He said he's happy about fair contracts for police and fire personnel, and pleased with a five percent reduction in tax rates over the past six years.