“And I believe we will have somebody like that.”
The mayor’s position carries a salary of just under $70,000.
Cantwell said he expects to find qualified candidates to run for council as well.
The Republicans will meet to choose their candidates next month.
George E. Rabideau (R-Ward 3) cannot run again because of the city’s term limits, and James Calnon (I-Ward 4), Chris Case (D-Ward 5) and Christopher Jackson (D-Ward 6) have said they will not seek re-election.
The Ward 2 race will also be open if Tiffer does run for mayor.
“We could have a whole new council, and it could be tough,” Carpenter said.
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