Candidate qualifying for this fall’s municipal elections in Sandy Springs doesn’t open until Aug. 21, but City Council member Andy Bauman has announced that he will run for re-election.

Bauman, a member of Temple Sinai, was first elected to represent the city’s southern 6th District four years ago.

“I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to serve on our City Council — the most local of local elective offices,” Bauman wrote in an announcement July 17. “I get to represent those closest to me — family, friends and neighbors — in our everyday quality of life issues. It’s never glamorous, and perhaps sometimes a bit thankless, but I never take for granted the privilege and responsibility in serving our community.”

The entire six-person council and the mayor are up for election Nov. 7 in Sandy Springs.

Bauman pledged to be responsive, open, transparent and respectful in listening to different points of view.

He was the winner in this year’s Jewish Atlanta Favorites voting for favorite Jewish elected official.