SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) — In November, Sherman voters will be choosing a new mayor.

City council member and Deputy Mayor Shawn Teamann announced Friday that he's throwing his hat into the ring.

"We have a lot going on right now, and it's very important for our city that we have folks that have the experience to navigate."

With no opponent announced yet, Teamann said he intends to continue working with current Mayor David Plyler over the next six months to ensure a smooth transition.

"I believe that we have to take care of what we have before we can move onto things in the future," Teamann said. "For me, our current quality of life projects — like our roads, potholes in the streets, and our infrastructure, like water, sewer, and then public safety."

Teamann has served on the city council for almost eight years.

Mayor Plyler has been in office for the last nine years. Sherman's surge in industrial growth is one of his proudest accomplishments.

"I've been able to open a new high school; we've built a new police headquarters; we've built a lot of new streets/ and 1417 is getting redone, which is a huge accomplishment," Plyler said. "I always hope for the success of our people. There's a lot to say about being mayor here; it's an honor and a privilege. Whoever's next, it's going to be a job of a lifetime."

Election Day is November 5.