A Northampton County councilman says he wants the top job.

Lamont McClure has announced plans to run for Northampton County executive.

McClure has been a member of the Northampton County Council since 2006, when he was appointed to an unexpired term.

In 2007 and 2011, he won re-election as a representative of District 3, which includes Allen, East Allen, Williams, Lower Nazareth, Bethlehem and Lower Saucon townships and Northampton and Nazareth boroughs.

McClure led the fight to save Gracedale from being sold to a for-profit corporation, and has been an advocate to preserve and protect the county's green space.

McClure is an attorney at Peter G. Angelos law firm in Bethlehem.