Andy Wolff is the first candidate to declare his intentions to run for the Current River council position.
Wolff, who lost handily to Andrew Foulds in the 2010 municipal election, said he wants to deliver more openness and inclusive leadership to the citizens of Thunder Bay.
Foulds, the NDP’s nominee in Thunder Bay-Superior North, isn’t expected to make a decision whether to seek the seat again until after the expected spring provincial election.
Meanwhile Paul Pugh became the first candidate to throw his hat into the ring in McKellar Ward, looking to repeat his 2010 win.
A total of 14 candidates have filed in the ward an at-large races.
In McIntyre, Logan Ollivier remains the lone candidate to have filed his papers. Linda Rydholm is seeking to retain her Neebing Ward seat.
In Northwood, Shelby Ch’ng and David Polhill have filed, while in Red River, Brian McKinnon is being challenged by newcomer David George Noonan.
John Radl filed late last week to take on incumbent Joe Virdiramo in Westfort.
In the at-large race, Diane Armstrong, Andrew Brigham, Kimberly Coreau and Aldo Ruberto have put their names forward.
Incumbent Keith Hobbs and one-time candidate Douglas David MacKay are in the running for the mayoralty.