The two currently serve as city councillors.
Mayor Bruce Lantz has yet to file his papers or make an official decision on whether he will do so. So far he has maintained that he is undecided. If he chooses to run, he will definitely have some competition.
Potential candidates have until October 14, 2011 to hand in their nomination forms.
Ackerman will be making a public announcement tonight at 5:00 p.m. at Patch Java.