Howard Gentry has filed paperwork to run for criminal court clerk, his campagin announced Monday.
Gentry was appointed to the clerk's position in August by a special election of the Metro Council after David Torrance resigned in disgrace. TV reports found that Torrance was only working three days a week.
Gentry was an at-large member of the council from 1999-2002 and served as vice mayor from 2002-2007.
“It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Davidson County and our criminal court system,” Gentry said. “I ask voters for the privilege of allowing me to continue that service working alongside office staff, attorneys and judges."
The campaign also announced that Gentry has raised more than $50,000 for the campaign.
The Democratic primary will be held March 6, 2012.