Mayor Steve Benjamin delivers the "State of the City" address on January 11, 2012.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin has officially announced he's running for a second term as mayor.
Benjamin made public his plans at a press conference Monday morning.
The mayor said he intends to run a campaign free of negative attacks, and said he wants to stress successes and working together as one city.
The move is hardly a surprise: back in March he set up a website asking for donations from the public for what appeared to be another run.
Benjamin was elected to office in April of 2010. He succeeded Bob Coble, who held the mayor's office for two decades.