WECT has confirmed the other interested council member is Jason Thompson. He says he plans to run for mayor in 2007 and wouldn't mind having the job now.
The wild card in all of this is Mayor Pro Tem Jim Quinn, who is currently out of state on a fishing trip. Thompson says if Quinn wanted the job he would support him. Meanwhile, Padgett told us if the jockeying for the job gets too ugly the council may want to look at a candiate from the outside.