Stephenville City Councilman Doug Svien wasted no time filing to run for mayor.

Just as filing began on Wednesday, Svien went to City Hall to file the necessary paperwork to be placed on the May 5 ballot.

“I think we have made a lot of really good progress the last few years and I want to continue with that progress,” Svien said. “My goal is to keep taxes low whenever possible.”

Svien, 64, has served on the city council for almost seven years and has served as the finance committee chairman for the past five.

Svien is the chief executive officer of The Company of Rock House.

Earlier this month Mayor Kenny Weldon announced that he would not seek re-election in May.