Louisiana State Representative Roy Burrell tells KEEL's Robert and Erin he will run for Shreveport mayor.

"I am," he said. "I announced it in my church Sunday, and we're getting ready to actually go to the polls. So you're the first one hearing it."

Burrell says he'll be making a formal announcement soon. State Representative Patrick Williams has already announced he'll be running, and he's considered the front-runner at this point.

Former Mayor Keith Hightower has told Erin McCarty he's going to wait until May to make a decision on whether to run.