Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs filed paperwork Tuesday to run for another four-year term in 2014, records show.
The move comes as little surprise. She has been discussing her re-election plans openly.
The move allows Jacobs to start raising campaign donations, which typically provides a big advantage for an incumbent mayor.
Jacobs won convincingly in her 2010 race against Democrat Bill Segal, but she's faced a number of controversies over her first two years in office.
Democrats are eager to run a strong candidate against her, and the name most frequently mentioned is former Orlando police Chief Val Demings.