Merle Williams has announced he is a candidate for mayor of Thayer.
Williams and his wife, Clara, have lived in Thayer for 19 years. He retired from the Thayer School District where he served as a teacher, high school principal and superintendent of schools for 21 years.
"I bring to this campaign 15 years of administrative experience in financial management of local, state and federal funds: employee supervision; and working with the public," Williams said. "My main goal is to provide sound leadership for our community government that will be open and friendly."