A former Labour councillor is the latest to back Pol Wong's campaign to become the new Plaid Cymru councillor for Ruabon.
Cyril Williams, who represented the village for 27 years as a Labour and then independent councillor, said:
"I have known Pol for many years and am fully supporting his campaign. He will make a great contribution for Ruabon as our councillor."
Mr Williams, who lives in the same street as Pol's martial arts school, is the latest community figure to back the by-election candidate, who was chosen by Plaid Cymru after the sudden death of their popular councillor Barrie Price.
Cllr Price's wife, Elaine, also urged voters to come out to vote for Pol. In a statement of support she told voters in Ruabon:
"I would urge you to give your support to the Plaid Cymru candidate to carry on the good work Barrie had started and intended to continue."
Pol Wong, who has run martial arts classes in his village gym for the past 15 years, said:
"Elaine is a very well-respected person in her own right in the village and worked tirelessly alongside Barrie for the benefit of the community. I'm very humbled to have her backing.
"The same can be said for Cyril, who has been a good neighbour of mine for many years and is also a hugely respected figure in the village.
"We've had a great response on the doorstep so far and intend to step up the campaign in the coming week. We will knock on every door in the village so that people can tell me of their concerns and problems."
* Get involved in Plaid Cymru's election campaign in Rhiwabon: contact 07747 792 441 or e-mail plaidwrecsam @ gmail.com