Former City Councilman and Democrat Richard Covington has filed for the upcoming city council election this year.
According to Covington, he cites his 17 years of service on the Hopkinsville City Council as the experience that uniquely qualifies him to serve on the legislative body.
During his 17 year tenure on city council, Covington reportedly initiated and led the effort to establish flood control measures for the city.
The former councilman says he has no axe to grind with anyone and simply enjoyed public service and helping people.
If elected, Covington vowed to represent Ward 7 with a strong and active, but responsible voice.
The Ward 7 seat is currently held by Democrat Peggy Rogers Everett, who is seeking re-election.