According to an article in the Ledger-Enquirer earlier today, one of Columbus’ two city-wide Council members is looking at a run for Mayor. Skip Henderson, a 20- year veteran on the Columbus City Council, won reelection last year with 59% against a local attorney.
“If we decide to do this, we have to jump in pretty quick,” Henderson said earlier this week. “We are at a point where it is a matter of weeks and not months before a decision has to be made. I am really looking hard at it.”
With the current mayor, Teresa Tomlinson, unable to run for a third term according to the city’s charter, the field is wide open.
According to the article, Henderson, who works for Keller-Williams real estate, said he is still discussing the decision with his wife, Karon, and his employer.
“I am making sure that this fits with what Karon and I want to do,” he said.
While others are rumored to be looking at the seat, Henderson is the only one who is publicly considering the run.