State Sen. Andy Berke. (Photo: Staff)

Outgoing state Sen. Andy Berke has said he will make an announcement regarding "Chattanooga's future" on Tuesday of next week. 

Berke, who has served as senator for District 10 since 2007, announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election this fall. Berke has been strongly considering a bid for Chattanooga mayor in 2013, when Mayor Ron Littlefield's second term expires. 

In an email to supporters, Berke wrote: "Your insight and suggestions have been critical as I worked through the important issues in the Capitol. I need your help."

Berke will make his announcement on May 8 at 11 a.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Center.