Macon's city council president wants to join the State Senate.
With a small crowd of supporters on hand, Miriam Paris placed her bid for the District 26 state senate seat.
She made the announcement at Macon City Hall, where's she's been head of the council for three years.
She says, "As our next senator, I will fight to bring more industry to Bibb, Twiggs, Wilkinson, and Houston counties."
Paris is running for the seat now held by Robert Brown, but Brown plans to step down this spring to run for Mayor. Paris had tossed around the idea of running for Mayor.
She says, "When Senator Brown made his decision and his plans public that he that he was running for the mayor's office, then the seat was open, of course, and it made it an easier decision."
State Representative David Lucas also wants to run for Brown's Senate seat.