Incumbent Covington Mayor Mike Cooper announced Tuesday that he plans to seek a second term in the office he has held since 2011.

In making his announcement, Cooper touted changes in the Covington Police Department since he took over, notably the hiring of new chief Tim Lentz.

“We have positive momentum at this time in the city, and we need to keep moving in the right direction,” Cooper said in his announcement.

Cooper also said he has worked hard to improve Covington’s business climate through jobs, cultural events and other activities which, he said, would improve the city’s financial health.

Covington mayors can serve a maximum of two terms, meaning Cooper will never match the tenure of the two-century-old city’s longest-serving mayor: his father, Ernest J. Cooper, who served from 1967 until 1991.

The election is March 28.

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