MIDLAND, Texas — Lori Blong formally announced Tuesday that she will be running for Midland mayor.
The announcement came after the current mayor, Patrick Payton, retracted his decision to run for re-election.
Blong has served as the city council member representing District 4 after her election to the position in November 2019.
At this time, Blong is the only person who has filed to run. The deadline to file is August 22.