Ryan Frazier

Former Aurora City Councilman Ryan Frazier talks about education policy at a seminar sponsored by Americans For Prosperity on Sept. 27, 2015, in Lakewood. 

It could be time to dust off those Ryan Frazier campaign signs.

The former Aurora city councilman, who has run for Congress, Aurora mayor and the U.S. Senate, said Monday he has taken initial steps toward mounting another run for mayor of Colorado's third-largest city.

"I’m confident that together we can create so much opportunity for our people to reach their highest potential,” Frazier said in a statement.

“Tough challenges and real opportunity go hand-in-hand for a growing city like ours; only someone with a combination of municipal experience and private sector success can best unify our community to achieve its vision.”

A Navy veteran and co-founder of a charter school, Frazier owns a management consulting company. In recent years, he has been a regular contributor of political commentary on local TV stations.

A year after losing a 2010 challenge to Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter in the 7th Congressional District, Frazier lost his first campaign for Aurora mayor to Steve Hogan, who died in May after winning a second term.

Frazier sought the Republican nomination to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in 2016 but placed fifth in a crowded primary.

When he was appointed to finish Hogan's mayoral term, longtime Aurora lawmaker Bob LeGare said he wouldn't seek election to the seat.

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, the Aurora Republican incumbent who lost a bid last month for a sixth term to Democrat Jason Crow, is said to be considering a run for Aurora mayor.

In addition to Frazier, two Aurora residents have pulled paperwork for mayoral candidacies, city officials said.

Former Councilwoman Renie Peterson — who applied for the vacancy appointment won by LeGare — and Aurora NAACP President Omar Montgomery are considering running.

Frazier served two terms as an at-large member of the city council starting in 2003. He said he plans to formally announce that he's running for mayor early in 2019.

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