A former Columbia councilman wants to reclaim the seat he lost by seven votes last year.
Earl Jones of Oakland Mills said yesterday that he intends to run in the election April 21. Councilwoman Barbara Russell, who defeated Jones, said she also intends to run.
Yesterday was the first day that the village made candidate packets available, and Jones was the only person to pick one up, Village Manager Erin Peacock said. Candidates must return the completed packets by March 7 to get their names on the ballot.