East Ridge Mayor Brent Lambert is running for the District 8 Hamilton County Commission seat.
Lambert announced in a press release that he will run in the Republican primary. Citing a 20 percent debt reduction in East Ridge, a Double-A rating by Moody's, and a curbside recyling program, Lambert said his success in city government make him qualified for the county job.
"I am excited about what lies ahead and am committed to running a good, clean campaign that focuses on ideas and what we can do to build a stronger District 8, and thus, a stronger Hamilton County," he said. "I believe it is the right time, and I am ready to go to work."