Matt Dodson has announced his candidacy for Ward 2, Position 1 seat on the Van Buren City Council.

A lifelong resident of Van Buren, Dodson is running for the position currently held by David Moore.

Dodson has worked at Lumber One, a local family owned business, for the past 16 years.

Dodson attended Van Buren High School and the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history.

While at UA-Fort Smith he was a member of the golf team.

He is a member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren.

He and his wife, Lindsay, have been married for five years and have two children, Stella who is 3, and Seeley, who was born in early August.