An alderman in New Bern has put together a campaign committee to run for mayor. Dana Outlaw says he will hold off on filing for the race until the official filing date which is July 8th.
New Bern Mayor Pro-Tem Sabrina Bengel and 3rd Ward alderman Denny Bucher have already announced plans to run for the mayoral position currently held by Lee Bettis.
Bettis announced earlier he would not run for mayor. He's currently taking time off from meetings after being charged with DWI.