On Monday, December 14, Todd Klein officially threw his name in the hat to be the next mayor of Lubbock.

Klein, who formerly served as a Lubbock City Council member, made his candidacy official on Facebook. He released a statement saying:

"It is with the support and urging of my family, friends, and fellow residents along with much consideration and reflection that I have decided to run for Mayor. If elected I will continue my philosophy of citizen-lead government. Working together we can achieve a successful grassroots victory, and I would be honored to have your support."

Current Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson is running for Congress in Texas' 19th District. He is not seeking reelection in 2016.