Clenece Hills on Monday became the first candidate to file for election to the Third District Douglas County Commission seat.
A Democrat, Hills said she is interested in helping the county continue to improve but she has no personal agenda and no ax to grind.
Hills completed the paperwork and made her announcement in the county courthouse surrounded by about 20 supporters.
"Clenece is a leader. She's a good listener. She's a hard worker," said Fred DeVictor, retired director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
Hills is probably best known for her work as president of the Lawrence Sesquicentennial Commission and for her long teaching career. She currently is a part-time teacher at South Junior High School.
The Third District position is held by Jere McElhaney, but he is not running for re-election.