Casey Roats is a lifelong Bend resident and has served on the city of Bend Infrastructre Advisory Group and Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group.
Roats will be running for the seat being vacated by Jodie Barram, who is running for Deschutes County Commissioner.
"Bend has a lot of issues in front of us and they are going to require a lot of tough decisions. And my experience growing up here and running a local utility will lend itself to this job and firming up our sewer system and its millions in costs we have to work through."
Roats say he is running to assure Bend maintains its livability and affordability.
The only other candidate running for this seat is Ron Bozell.