State Sen. Hardie Davis is entering the 2014 race for mayor of Augusta, he announced Tuesday.
In 2007, Davis was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. He filled a vacant seat in the Senate in a 2010 special election.
“It has been an honor to represent Richmond County as a state lawmaker, but as a longtime resident of Augusta, my heart is calling me to serve at home,” Davis said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to visiting and working with Augusta citizens during my campaign to create a brighter future for Augusta.”
Mayor Deke Copenhaver, who has held the office since 2005, is term-limited.