LAKE Macquarie mayor Jodie Harrison has announced she will seek preselection as the Labor candidate for the state seat of Charlestown.
The state election will be held in March 2015.
Cr Harrison said she believed the Liberal Party had let down the local community.
"We need strong voices in State Parliament to stand against cuts to services and the scale of assets. I want to be that voice for Charlestown," she said.
As Cr Harrison promised in 2012, she will continue to serve the Lake Macquarie community as mayor for the full term.