Steven Clayton is hoping to represent Ward 2 on the Fort Dodge City Council.
Clayton, of 1355 S. 26th St., filed his nominating petitions at the city clerk's office Monday.
He owns Clayton's Ribs and Chicken. The candidate is also a corrections officer at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility.
Clayton is an Army veteran and a member of H.C. Meriwether Lodge No. 46, a Masonic group.
He will be running against Councilman Don Wilson, who is seeking his sixth term.
Ward 2 is the southern part of the city.
Other council candidates on the ballot so far include Councilman Kim Alstott (Ward 4), Richard Higgins (Ward 3) and Councilman Mark Taylor (Ward 1).