BRYAN- City Council member Chuck Konderla will run for the at large city council position in Bryan.
Before Tuesday, Konderla had not announced what he was going to do after his current term ends. After a change in district lines, Konderla will have to end his current SMD3 position after the November election. He could have chosen to run for the SMD6 position, which covers the entire city of Bryan, or gone out of politics.
"I'll be running for the at large position," Konderla said. "With the intention of winning that position and continuing this great growth, this great prosperity, and this great time for Bryan."
Konderla says he spent the last few months talking with family and deciding what to do. However, Konderla knew long beforehand his current position would be cut short. Konderla and his family moved to a new house in 2011. They were told at that time that the move would bring him out of the district.
"We went ahead and made the move in October of last year," Konderla said. "Knowing that it would actually shorten the length of my council position for SMD3 representative."
However, Konderla isn't the only person with political experience running for the position. Previous Bryan Mayor Lloyd Joyce announced Tuesday, he will be running for the at large position.
"I think people should vote for which person they think would best look after their tax money," Joyce said. "And will he be fair, will he be honest, what is his motivation? So that's what I'm offering. I think I just want to help our city."
Joyce was mayor back in the 1970's and has run for City Council before.
"The last two times I ran for City Council I did not win," Joyce said. "However I was in a runoff which means I came very close, but you know close doesn't mean much in football or politics."
Elected in 2010, Konderla also knows what it's like to be on the City Council. He says he wants to continue the progress that the city has made.
"That's something that I feel like with my current skill set," Konderla said. "And my desire to see Bryan continue the way it's going that I feel strongly about doing."
The at large position is currently held by Mike Southerland who is up on his term limit. The election will be on November 6, 2012.