TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- A second person has officially thrown his hat into the race for Tupelo mayor.
Attorney Jason Shelton, 36, filed his qualifying papers with the city clerk Monday morning.
Shelton tells WTVA.com it is his first ever run for public office.
He says he thinks there is plenty of business opportunities in the city, as well as a good arts and entertainment atmosphere.
Shelton, a Tupelo native, will seek the office as a Democrat.
City Councilman Fred Pitts, a Republican, has also qualifed for the post.
The qualifying deadline for this year's municipal elections is Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.