Lockport Township resident Rick Shaffer has announced his candidacy for Second District St. Joseph County Commissioner.
Shaffer has served as a county commissioner on two previous occasions.
On the ballot during the Aug. 4 primary election, the second district seat will represent Florence and Lockport townships, part of Fabius Township, and part of the city of Three Rivers.
It is a newly created district that does not feature an incumbent.
Shaffer, 67, is director of outreach patient services for Covered Bridge Healthcare.