Stephen Hyles, a Columbus attorney, declared today he would seek the office of Municipal Court judge.
The 52-year-old attorney plans to qualify Monday as a Democrat for the position currently held by Haywood Turner.
"I am ready, willing and able to do the job, and I hope our community gives me the opportunity to serve," Hyles said.
Hyles has served two terms as an at-large Columbus councilor, two terms on the board of trustees with the Columbus Library and as a member of the Consolidated Government Personnel Review Committee.
Hyles is married to Linda. They have two children: Matthew, 25, and Rachel, 22.