Pensacola city councilwoman Sherri Myers on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for a third and final term, according to the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections.
First elected in 2010, Myers represents much of uptown Pensacola, including the commercial area surrounding Cordova Mall and neighborhoods like Pineglades, Broadview Farms, and Parker Circle. Myers won reelection in 2014, defeating paralegal Dennis Tackett by 228 votes.
Myers, 75, is the first sitting city council member to file for reelection this year; fellow council members Larry B. Johnson and Brian Spencer are also up for reelection, with their terms set to expire in November. The city charter adopted by Pensacola voters in 2009 places a limit of three four-year terms on city council members and the mayor, making 2018 the last time Myers will be able to run for the seat.
An attorney, Myers holds a bachelor’s degree from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education and Human Development and a law degree from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. During her time on the city council, Myers has often served as a foil to Mayor Ashton Hayward, frequently clashing with Hayward over spending, transparency, and other issues.