The race for the job of Regina mayor just got a little more interesting.

The first female candidate has now thrown her hat in the ring.

Elizabeth Brass is a clinical psychologist with the Regina Qu’Appelle health region — as well as the vice-president of Brass Homes, a company that builds custom order homes.

Brass was the daughter-in-law of the late Oliver Brass, a well-known Aboriginal educator.

While she has never held public office, she feels she has the qualifications to be mayor.

She becomes the sixth candidate to enter the race.

Long-time city councillor Michael Fougere is seen as the front-runner, but Brass says she plans to give him a run for the money.

She says the city needs to manage its growth, and it needs to address the critical issue of affordable housing.

Brass also says she likes the idea of a new stadium, but says the plan has changed so many times, people are getting confused.

Regina’s current mayor, Pat Fiacco, announced in February he was not seeking re-election.

The civic election will be held October 24th.