Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the neighborhoods in District 5. The story has been corrected.

Evan Glass’s “listening tour” has officially morphed into a campaign for the 5th District Montgomery County Council seat currently held by Valerie Ervin (D-Silver Spring).

Ervin, a two-term incumbent, has yet to disclose her plans for 2014. In an e-mail Monday morning to supporters, Glass became the first, and so far only, announced candidate for the seat, which represents Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Burtonsville, White Oak and Colesville.

After several weeks of meeting and speaking with residents, Glass said there is “a need for responsive leadership that drives progress in our communities.” He said his agenda includes a more robust transportation infrastructure and efforts to narrow the achievement gap in county schools.

Glass, 36, a former CNN producer, chairs Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board and sits on the boards of Conservation Montgomery and Equality Maryland.