That didn't take long!
Former West Racine alderman Pete Karas said today he is "strongly considering" running for mayor.
If the mayor resigns as a result of his arrest last night, state law requires the city to hold a special election within six weeks.
Karas was the 9th District member of the City Council for five years, before resigning in November 2007 when an obscure state law came to prominence. Karas sold commercial insurance to some customers who hold liquor licenses; under state statute 125.51 (1b) aldermen are prohibited from selling anything to those who hold liquor licenses.
The JT gets a few more people to admit they're thinking about running. They include: Acting Mayor David Maack, Alderman Greg Helding and Alderman Q.A. Shakoor.
Another name that could come up: Pastor Elliott Cohen.
And don't forget about Ron Thomas - he nearly won the mayor's office in 2003 - and Jim (and Joyce) Smith may see an opportunity in returning to City Hall.