Four years after she was voted out of office, Democrat Linda C. Irvin-Craig is running again for Washington County commissioner.
"I was raised for public service," the two-term former commissioner said Wednesday.
"I care and I want to serve. It's that basic."
Irvin-Craig, 54, said she didn't plan to return to politics until she started getting calls from past supporters, educators, county employees and strangers urging her to enter the race.
She said her campaign would address the county's sewer woes, education, emergency services and the problems of older citizens.
"I own a part of the sewer problem," Irvin-Craig acknowledged.
"I want assurance that everything that can be done to resolve it is done," she said.
Irvin-Craig said that she attempted to address the impending financial crisis in 1994, but was met with denial by her colleagues and was ignored by the media.