First into the pool

Former City Council member Ron Williams announces he will run for Mayor in 2018

It may only be August, but the 2018 municipal election is already starting to heat up. Former Lee's Summit City Council member Ron Williams has confirmed he will be seeking election in the 2018 mayoral race.

"I'm ready to say that I intend to file for the race," Williams said. "More details will be forthcoming, but for now, the timing is right to say that will be running."

Official filing for the 2018 election doesn't begin until Dec. 12.

Williams' first stint on the dais as a member of the Council began in 1994 when he filled a seat vacated by Karen Messerli after she was elected Mayor. Williams would later serve two terms on Council from 2000-2008.

Williams is the owner of Integral Construction Services, which began in Lee's Summit in 1984.

He is not the only one who has made an early announcement. District 2 City Council member Trish Carlyle announced in June that she would be seeking reelection.