Omar Beasley, a bail bondsman who ran unsuccessfully for county commissioner in 2012, said this week he plans to run for the Ward 2 City Council seat currently occupied by Howard Clement.
Beasley said he made the decision to run for City Council soon after the November election. His campaign committee still has $1,320 in hand, according to a report filed Wednesday with the county Board of Elections.
Victoria Peterson, a citizen activist who has made unsuccessful bids for several offices in the past, said she is "looking at" a run for Ward 2 as well.
"I have not made a final decision but I have been thinking about it and I will be praying about it," Peterson said.
Clement has been on the City Council since 1982, the longest tenure of any council member in Durham history. However, health issues have caused him to miss all but a few council meetings for more than a year.