Ortiz has served one term on the council. She represents district three and is the first person from that district to announce her intention to run.
Ortiz plans to officially file on Monday.
In a statement she says she takes a great deal of pride in being the most "in touch" council person. She sasy public safety, low taxes and roadways are among her priorities if re-elected.
Tthe filing deadline to run for local office is Tuesday, January 27th.