Madison Alder Mo Cheeks launched a campaign for mayor last week, taking on Mayor Paul Soglin.
Cheeks has represented his diverse west side district, which includes the Allied Drive Neighborhood as well as Nakoma area neighborhoods, since 2013.
Former Alder Satya Rhodes Conway has also announced her run for Madison Mayor earlier this spring.
Mayor Paul Soglin is currently running for governor, and is one of eight Democrats who will face off in the August 14th primary race.
Cheeks works for a technology company here in Madison called MIOSoft.
WORT News Director Molly Stentz spoke with Alder Cheeks about his run,