Incumbent Wheeling Councilman Don Atkinson wants a second term in office.
Atkinson, 51, was elected to his first term in office in 2008, and he represents the 5th Ward on council.
"I am seeking re-election because I want to keep all the projects we have moving forward," Atkinson said.
Among these projects are the construction of a sports complex in East Wheeling and the building of a new water treatment plant for the city, he said.
Atkinson works for Ace Garage in Wheeling and has lived in Dimmeydale for 26 years with his wife, Gail.
On council, he serves as chairman of the health and recreation committee, vice chairman of the rules committee and is a member of the promotions and public relations committee. Atkinson also represents council on the Wheeling Hall of Fame Board.
Before being elected to council, he was chairman of the Wheeling Traffic Commission and was involved with the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association.
He is past president of the Dimmeydale Community Association and a member of both the Civics and and Eagles in Elm Grove.
Atkinson cited his successes while on council, and said he is most proud of council's move to create stricter laws pertaining to owners of abandoned, vacant and dilapidated buildings in Wheeling.
"Finally, we're going after these guys," he said.
Atkinson said he was proud to be involved with storm sewer projects in the Clator, Alice Avenue and Stam Lane areas, as well as street paving projects throughout the 5th Ward.
He noted that since he took office, council has reduced the number of business licenses needed in the city and eliminated the fire service fee on vehicles.
"This council has done more in the last few years than most councils have in the past," Atkinson said.
In the coming years, he said council needs to focus on economic development and plan to capitalize on the opportunities resulting from the growth of the oil and gas industry in the area.
Atkinson also hopes the city can work to improve and upgrade recreational facilities for youths in Wheeling.