Spokane Mayor Mary Verner filled out the paperwork and paid her $1,693.58 filing fee on Monday morning to officially enter the race to keep her job.
Today is the first day candidates can file to put their name on the ballot.
Handing the check to Voter Services Supervisor Kit Anderson, Verner said: "It's an investment in my grandchildren's future."
Afterward she spoke to supporters and reporters in the parking lot.
Also filing this morning were Ben Stuckart and Steve Corker for City Council president, Mike Padden for the Spokane Valley state Senate seat representing district 4, Mike Allen for the council seat representing south Spokane, Gary Pollard and John Waite for the seat representing northwest Spokane, and Paul Lecoq, Rod Roduner and Deana Brower for the Spokane Public Schools board.
The Spokane County Elections Office keeps an updated list for all the candidates who have filed for each office here.
(Photo caption: Mayor Mary Verner writes a check for $1,693.58 to pay her filing fee on Monday, June 6, 2011 to run for office.)