Racarda Blackmon wants to follow in his father's footsteps.
Blackmon, the son of former Lancaster City Councilman Preston Blackmon, announced this week that he will run for the District 1 seat, which his father held until his death Aug. 3.
Preston Blackmon, who served on city council 31 years, was 82.
His son made the announcement at City Council's meeting Tuesday evening.
The people still need good representation for District 1, Racarda Blackmon said. I'm a man of integrity. I'm not after greed or political gain."