David Moore, husband of Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore, is a write-in candidate for the township's board and said his goals are to lower the property tax levy and encourage civility among township officials.
"People should be more polite in Grafton," he said. "I support my wife, and I believe in her effectiveness."
Kathryn Francis is running as a write-in for township clerk. As the lone candidate, her election is guaranteed.
David Moore, a Republican, joins a crowded field of seven other candidates -- all of whom are already on the ballot.
The Republican primary is Feb. 26, but only David Moore must take part among the trustees.
He needs at least 14 votes to advance to the general election.
The other Republican candidates are incumbent Betty Zirk, Robert Wagner and Carol Williams.
The Independent candidates are Marci Gordon, Tamara Lueth, Joseph Holtorf and Dan Viller Jr.
Four trustee seats will be open in the April 9 general election.
David Moore said he will not campaign for the primary and that an unresolved criminal case will not thwart his attempt to bring peace and civility to the township.
A 2010 misdemeanor battery case -- which is still pending -- accuses him of shoving Grafton Township Trustee Gerald McMahon after a township board meeting. McMahon is not seeking re-election.
David Moore said he's confident voters will not hold that case against him.
"I'm an independent person, and that board member will not be around anymore," he said. "I don't think there's a better Republican candidate than myself."