The race to become the next of mayor of Regina is heating up, with one of the frontrunners unveiling his campaign platform.

Michael Fougere held a news conference Thursday to outline some of his priorities should he become mayor.

He pledged to spend more on infrastructure than ever before in Regina's history, and repeatedly pointed out that he is the only candidate so far with experience in government.

But Fougere says his No. 1 priority will be housing. He pledged to organize and host a "housing summit," where officials and experts can discuss and brainstorm potential solutions to Regina's housing shortage.

Fougere is one of seven people who have announced publicly they intend to run for mayor.

However, so far only one of those hopefuls, Tim Siekawitch, has actually filed nomination papers. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 19.