He announced his interest at this week's city council meeting.
Capell wants to bring the process of choosing a mayor out in the open.
"Between the election and the first council meeting, there's a lot of behind the scenes politicking. And I think that's one of the negative downsides of choosing a mayor. It's done in the hallways. I brought it out into the open that I would like to do the job."
Capell anticipates some other councilors may announce their interest as well.
The city will chose a mayor at their first city council meeting in January.