State Rep. William Tong, who represents Stamford and Darien, is running for mayor of Stamford.
“The rumors are true. I am running for mayor of Stamford and I could not be more excited. Let's get this city moving again!” Tong Tweeted on Monday afternoon.
Tong, an attorney for Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, is the first Asian American to serve in the General Assembly.
His statewide profile grew when he ran in the primaries for U.S. Senate last year. in the spring, he dropped out of the Democratic race and threw his support behind now-U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.
Last week, Stamford Michael Michael Pavia said in a statement that he will not seek re-election for a second term.
“Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving the City of Stamford in multiple capacities. The time has come for me to return to my life as businessman and private citizen,” Pavia said in a statement last week.
Gov. Dannel Malloy served as mayor of Stanford before Pavia.
Tong's Web site has been updated to reflect his mayoral campaign.