Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff, who represents the 3rd District spanning from Lutherville to the Pennsylvania border, filed his paperwork to run for re-election Wednesday at the county Board of Elections in Catonsville.
"I went down to file so that there's no question on whether I'm running or not," Huff said Wednesday. "I'll be running on the same issues that I ran on the last campaign, to continue to preserve the past and build the future."
Huff, a Republican from Lutherville, is the second sitting councilman to file for the 2014 election. According to the State Board of Election's website, Councilman Ken Oliver, who represents the 4th District, including Woodlawn, filed on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
In an interview, Huff highlighted the $51.1 million renovation project at Hereford High, his work in preserving open space, and his collaboration with county officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to mitigate flooding issues in a low-lying portion of York Road in Cockeysville.
In May, Huff was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered not to drink alcohol after he pled guilty to driving under the influence in relation to an arrest in February.
Huff said he knows "some people will have questions about it, which I'm more than happy to answer."
"I owned the issue, and I have done all the right things to help prove myself, that I wasn't going to allow the one incident to slow me down from doing the job of serving my constituents in the 3rd District," Huff said.
In the wake of the arrest, several people emerged as challengers to Huff's seat, though none have filed as of Wednesday.
In May, Del. Wade Kach, a longtime Republican representative in the House of Delegates, announced his plans to run for the seat. The following month, education activist and Towson resident Laurie Taylor-Mitchell announced her candidacy for the council seat.