At least one new face could be on the Pensacola City Council come November: Businessman Jared Moore pre-filed on Friday to run for the council’s District 4 seat.
District 4 includes the neighborhoods of Cordova Park, East Pensacola Heights, and a portion of East Hill. Councilman Larry B. Johnson has represented the district since 2009, but hasn’t yet said whether or not he plans to run for another term.
Moore, 37, works as an operations manager for his family business, J&M Valve, and lives in Cordova Park with his wife Frency and their four children. He currently serves on the city’s planning board.
“It’s a unique time in Pensacola,” Moore said Friday. “If you look back 8 or 10 years, I don’t think anybody can argue that Pensacola isn’t in a much better place. We’ve got this momentum, there’s a lot of private investment being made, I just want to make sure we don’t kill that momentum. This city has been my home for my whole life, and I want to make sure that the progress keeps moving forward.”
Moore is thus far the only candidate to declare for the District 4 race. Candidates have until noon on June 22 to qualify to run.