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.