Coun. Michael Fougere has announced he will run for mayor of Regina in the upcoming municipal election.

Fougere made the announcement during a news conference at a hotel in downtown Regina on Tuesday morning.

Most of his fellow city councillors were in attendance, along with Mayor Pat Fiacco, who last week announced he will not seek a fifth term this fall.

Fiacco told reporters at Tuesday's news conference that he will endorse Fougere in the upcoming election.

Fougere says if he's elected mayor on Oct. 24, he will continue to pursue the goals and objectives of the current council.

"I strongly believe in the direction of our city," Fougere said.

"We're growing very fast and we're on the right track, and I want to make sure we stay on that track."

Fougere has served as city councillor for Ward 4 in southeast Regina since 1997 and is currently president of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.

He sits on the city's executive and finance and administration committees, the Regina Planning Commission and the Sherwood-Regina District Planning Commission, and is a board member of Regina Downtown, the Wascana Centre Authority and the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association.

Fougere holds a bachelor of arts honours degree from St. Francis Xavier University and a master of science from the London School of Economics.

Other mayoral hopefuls include Chad Novak – who announced his candidacy this week – Jim Elliott and David Robert Loblaw.