Well, the field of candidates for Tampa's next mayor just grew a little.
Cohen, a lawyer by trade, was first elected to council in 2011, and represents the city's 4th District, which covers most of South Tampa and a smidge of downtown.
Like current Mayor Bob Buckhorn, he's terming out of his current seat.
At a press conference he gave at the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office, the Times noted, he said Buckhorn helped position the city for a better future, but Tampa has a ways to go.
Areas of importance to him include transportation, preparing for sea-level rise, focusing on boosting the appeal of the entire city (not just the urban core) and restoring "civility and reasonableness in the public discourse."
The mayoral candidate roster already had three names on it before Wednesday: newcomer Michael Anthony Hazard, businessman Topher Morrison and former County Commissioner Ed Turanchik.
That list will most certainly grow in the coming months. Former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor appears poised to run. Retired banker/philanthropist David A. Straz as well as Councilman Mike Suarez are also expected to jump in.
The election is slated to take place March 5 of net year.