By David Hylton
Michelle Mosby filed her paperwork this week to run for the City of Richmond mayor seat this year, according to General Registrar J. Kirk Showalter.
Mosby, who represents Richmond's 9th District on the City Council, is the first candidate to submit signatures to be on the ballot for the November election.
Mosby is also the founder of the nonprofit Help Me Help You Foundation, a member of the Richmond City Democratic Committee and a member of the National Association of Realtors.
She is one of several potential candidates who will participate in a mayoral forum on April 10.
On Thursday, former state Del. Joe Morrissey announced that he was running for mayor. Morrissey, who stirred up a controversy after having a baby with his secretary, says that "Richmond has not been well managed – either as a government or as a business."
The former head of Venture Richmond, Jack Berry, is also expected to make an announcement soon about whether he is running.
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