NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) - Voters in New Haven will have a choice on who will be the town's next mayor this fall.
Darren Peterson formally announced Thursday he will be running as a Democrat this fall.
Since there were no democrats who ran in the primary, party leaders can appoint someone for the general election.
Peterson, who has served on the New Haven Police Department, said he's always had an interest in serving his community.
"I just want to address some change and transparency in the office, change in the city. To make the town better than what it is, there needs to be growth in the downtown district," said Peterson.
Peterson will be running against Republican Steve McMichael in the general election for New Haven mayor.
McMichael won the republican primary in May.