Brian Bigger has officially launched his campaign to become Sudbury's next mayor.

Last month city council granted Bigger a leave-of-absence from his role as auditor-general.

Despite the formal announcement earlier today, Bigger was tight-lipped about his platform.

He says he has some solid ideas, but “I really prefer to speak to the citizens and talk to people in Levack, Onaping, Coniston, Azilda, and all the other different communities.

“They all have their own unique opportunities and issues that they have concerns with, and so I want to make sure my platform does represent the change they want to see."

Bigger said he plans to release details of his platform over the next several weeks.

So far, a total of nine candidates have put their name forward to become the mayor of Greater Sudbury.