CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new candidate has thrown her name in the hat for Charlottesville City Council. Sena Magill officially announced she is running for council Wednesday at CitySpace.

Magill says she wants to redevelop public housing units, add solar panels to city buildings, and overall tackle problems as they arise. One of her goals is to change the tone of the city.

She cites family as her biggest motivation for the decision to run for council. She says her husband was severely injured during the August 17, 2017 torch-lit white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia.

"The reason I wanna run in the first place is a very, very simple reason. It's because I grew up here, and I want this to be a good place for my daughter to live. Flat out," she stated. "And to me that means having a culturally, and economically, and religiously, and racially diverse healthy community."

Magill is running as a Democrat.

Three seats on the five-member City Council are up for grabs in the November election. They're currently held by Democrats Kathy Galvin, Wes Bellamy and Mike Signer. None have announced plans to run for re-election.

Earlier this week Democrat Michael Payne officially announced his campaign for City Council.