William R. Spaulding, who won his first-term election by a scant 70 votes, has announced his candidacy for a second term representing Ward 5, which includes most of Northeast Washington on the west side of the Anacostia River.

Spaulding announced his candidacy in the Democracy primary at a meeting last weekend in the Metropolitan Wesley AME Zion Church, 1716 North Capitol St.

He said he wants to continue his work for Ward 5 and for education and young people in the city. Spaulding is chairman of the council committee on education and youth affairs.

Spaulding cited his role as sponsor of the legislation that created the University of the District of Columbia, a merger of three college-level institutions.

A quiet, low-key person, Spaulding is a training officer and mechanical engineer at the National Cryptologic School of the National Security Agency, where he designed an educational television system.

Born in North Carolina and a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, he has lived in the District for 35 years. Before joining the council, he was president of the Woodbridge Civic Association and was vice chairman of the mayor's advisory committee for Fort Lincoln. He is married and the father of three.

Geneva Wade is charrwoman of his campaign, and Andrew P. Corley is executive director.