CAIRO — A Cairo City Council member up for reelection will face some competition after a new candidate announced her intention to run for office.

Nursing administrator Timia Brown stated that she plans to run for the city council seat in District 3 which is up for grabs later this year, currently occupied by Council member Bobby Gwaltney.

Brown was born and raised in Cairo and has lived there for the majority of her life, leaving only briefly after high school as she attended Clark Atlanta University.

The 35-year-old works as a staff development coordinator at Camillia Gardens of Life Care in Thomasville and would be one of the youngest members on the city council.

That youth is what Brown said sets her apart as a candidate, and she believes it would provide her with a unique perspective if she were part of the city’s decision-making process.

“New, young ideas, a different view and a woman’s perspective of safety for our kids and activities and development for youth because they are our future,” Brown said, describing what she believes she brings to the table.

Gwaltney, who Brown will be challenging, could not be reached for comment.

The city council election will take place November 5.