ODESSA - The City of Odessa's Mayoral race has its first candidate.
Mark E. Ritter has announced his upcoming bid for Mayor.
According to Ritter's Facebook page, he's a fifth generation Odessan and a U.S. Navy veteran who graduated from Odessa High School back in 1980.
Ritter is currently employed by Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Mayor Larry Melton is not eligible to run for Mayor because his term limits are expiring.
Candidates can start officially filing on July 23rd.
The filing deadline is August 27th.