TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Toledo Mayor Mike Bell says he'll run for a second term this year.
Bell made the announcement Monday while delivering his state of the city address.
He won the office in 2009. He was a registered Democrat but ran as an independent.
Bell took a political gamble two years ago by backing Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) push to limit collective bargaining for public workers. Bell's decision didn't sit well with labor leaders in Toledo, a town heavily influenced by unions.
Bell was a fire chief there for 17 years before becoming state fire marshal in 2007.
He grew up in the state's fourth-largest city and played football at the University of Toledo.
Several Toledo Democrats are considering a run for mayor but have not made a final decision.