Helen Blocker-Adams is entering the political race for Augusta’s top leadership spot.
In an e-mail Tuesday, Blocker-Adams confirmed to The Augusta Chronicle she will run in the 2014 mayoral race. She plans to make a formal public announcement in coming weeks.
Blocker-Adams narrowly missed out on a mayoral runoff race in 2005 to fill the one-year unexpired term of Bob Young. She got 23 percent of the vote, and Deke Copenhaver got 25 percent. She endorsed Copenhaver over then-interim mayor Willie Mays.
She runs a marketing and event planning company and The Southeast Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit human advocacy and youth leadership development organization. Until recently, Blocker-Adams was host of a local radio talk show on WKZK.