An Augusta commissioner has dropped his name into the hat for the next mayoral race.
District 4 commissioner Alvin Mason announced on Saturday that he will run for mayor in the next election.
He made the announcement in front of a packed audience at the Gracewood Community Center.
That election will take place in November of 2014.
The current Mayor, Deke Copenhaver, was elected in 2005. He was re-elected to a four-year term in November 2011.