Former Sanford City Commissioner Art Woodruff was twice elected in District 1. A physics teacher and technology consultant at Oviedo High School, Woodruff has taught in Seminole County since 1985.

UPDATE 8:26 p.m.: District 1 Commissioner Mark McCarty picked up reelection paperwork from the City Clerk following the commission work session.

UPDATED 5:28 p.m.: Includes quotes from Woodruff and McCarty

Former Sanford City Commissioner Art Woodruff appears to be gearing up to challenge incumbent Mark McCarty for the District 1 seat.

Woodruff filed papers with the Sanford City Clerk last week to run.

Woodruff served two terms as the District 1 commissioner from 2001 to 2010, when he chose not to run for reelection.

Reached by phone, Woodruff said he left office to spend more time with his family but always planned to return to public service.