A 21-year-old Tracy resident has signaled his intent to seek the office of mayor in 2020.

Benjamin Hatfield submitted his Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement on Tuesday, declaring his candidacy.

Hatfield graduated from West High School in 2015 and underwent Army basic training in 2017 but said he got injured after seven months and is no longer in military service. During a town hall on homelessness on April 22, Hatfield said publicly that he was living on a couch with his ex-wife’s family and “barely able to make it,” suggesting that elected leaders needed to do more to make Tracy more affordable for people who don’t work in the Bay Area.

On social media, Hatfield states that he is a musical artist.

Hatfield is the second person to declare intentions to run for mayor in November 2020. On Feb. 20, businesswoman and philanthropist Jass Sangha held a campaign kickoff event at her business, Nirvaana Banquet and Event Center.

Candidates cannot officially file papers to run for any office until summer 2020.

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