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Community leader Tina Scott to announce campaign for Toledo City Council District One race

Longtime community leader Tina Scott is running for a Toledo City Council seat.

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Longtime community leader Tina Scott is running for a Toledo City Council seat.

The Republican wants to lead Toledo City Council District One, which encompasses an area in south, central and parts of west Toledo.

Scott says she wants to focus on reducing crime, expanding Block Watch and protecting children. Scott served as a Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch leader from 2000 until 2016.

“Over the past few years, I have been encouraged to run for Toledo City Council. After nearly two decades as a City of Toledo block watch leader, with my work as the founder of the West Toledo Neighborhood Association, my board leadership, and my experience helping citizens find access to necessary city services, I felt the time was right to make my bid to become a member of Toledo city council. It’s time for me to take my game to the next level,” Scott said.

Scott says she really wants to make a difference in the city of Toledo.

“I have a journey. I was robbed at gunpoint. I’m a victim of crime. I can compare my feelings to a lot of other people out there, you know, where they have violent crimes and it’s a passion of mine to care about this city enough to run for city council," Scott said.

Her announcement comes nearly a month after she formed an exploratory committee to see if she could gain enough support.

She will officially announce her run at a news conference on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.