HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has filed to run in the 2018 U.S. House primary in West Virginia’s 3rd District.

Williams’ campaign announced the filing Wednesday in a news release.

The Democrat is in his second term as Huntington’s mayor. He has steered West Virginia’s second-largest city through a financial crisis that has included budget cuts and layoffs this year.

Williams also served in the state House of Delegates and as Huntington’s economic development director and city manager.

Two-term Republican Congressman Evan Jenkins next year is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Manchin.