Former Ashland Mayor Alan Deboer says that he is planning to challenge current Mayor John Stromberg in the November election.
Deboer says he believes the city is headed in the wrong direction on multiple fronts.
Stromberg is seeking re-election to a second four-year term.
No other challengers have emerged.
Deboer served four years as mayor beginning in 2001.
He did not seek re-election.