Julian Beard has announced he will run for re-election as councilman of the 4th District.
Beard, a first-term council member, previously worked as the city's director of economic development. Beard said he will continue to use his financial and business background to benefit residents in his district.
Beard worked 31 years with the old First Security Bank. He was the founder, president and chairman of the new First Security Bank from 1997 to 2000.
A native of Lexington, he is a graduate of Lafayette High School and Transylvania Unviersity.