Dial, 31, said he was entering the race to bring change to the 10-member governing body.
“I think I am like most Augusta residents. I am tired of seeing what’s happening down at the marble palace - politicians who are in it for ego and self-service and not into public service. It’s time to have a new generation of people down there,” Dial said.
Dial, who is married with two children, said he wants to make the city a place they want to stay.
“I want this city to be a place where they can grow up, go to college and want to stay here,” he said. “We just need to see our city back in order.”
Dial also is a partner in Dial-Stalnaker Investments, which owns several properties downtown.
Smith, 66, announced his candidacy Wednesday at the future site of a south Augusta Chick-Fil-A he said is part of new economic development in the city’s overlooked south side.