JESSICA TOMLINSON, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR THE MAINE COLLEGE OF ART, SPACE GALLERY BOARD MEMBER, AND SONTIAGO'S SISTER "No."
JOHN ANTON, AT-LARGE CITY COUNCILOR "I haven't decided yet."
JILL BARKLEY, PUBLIC AWARENESS AND POLICY COORDINATOR FOR THE MAINE COALITION TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE "I am open to the possibility . . .The fact that it's a full time job means leaving the work I love plus I have not ruled out running for House District 119 in 2012."
CYRUS HAGGE, LOCAL DEVELOPER AND PHILANTHROPIST (AND ELECTED-MAYOR OPPONENT) "I have not made my mind up yet, but I'm seriously thinking about it."
CHERYL LEEMAN, DISTRICT 4 CITY COUNCILOR (AND LEAD ELECTED-MAYOR OPPONENT) "Too soon — will cross that bridge when I get to it. Haven't closed the door on the possibility."
DAVE MARSHALL, DISTRICT 2 CITY COUNCILOR "It is still too early to say . . . although I am receiving lots of positive encouragement."
NICK MAVODONES, CURRENT MAYOR AND AT-LARGE CITY COUNCILOR "Since the election, a number of people have encouraged me to run for the elected mayor position next year. I have consistently responded that I would give the suggestion very careful consideration at the appropriate time."
DAN SKOLNIK, DISTRICT 3 CITY COUNCILOR "Lotta factors . . . 2011 is going to be a very busy year for me with non-council stuff . . . But yeah, it could happen."
DORY WAXMAN, AT-LARGE CITY COUNCILOR "It is a bit early to think about this. We'll see what the new year brings."
CHARLES BRAGDON, OWNER OF A-PLUS FAMILY TAXI, AND UNSUCCESSFUL (BUT PASSIONATE) RECENT CANDIDATE FOR CITY COUNCIL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVE "The short answer is Yes . . . I actively engaged the charter commission on this issue from the beginning as I feel that Portland lacks a true leader. Granted we did not get a strong mayor position out of all of the meetings, but this hybrid model is a workable model. I also think it will allow Portland to move out of this recession with a mandate from the people and a leader who can build consensus around this mandate over four years."
JOE RICCHIO, PORTLAND FOOD COMA BLOGGER AND GLUTTON "Yes, I would be happy to be the mayor as long as everyone is cool with the fact that I have to be at my restaurant job at five. However, if you provide me with an additional cell phone you can text me about mayor stuff while I'm at work, though I can't guarantee I'll get back to you right away (especially on a busy Friday or Saturday night). I can assure you that I've seen all five seasons of The Wire, so I know a thing or two about how to properly run a city. It would appear that the best thing to do is legalize drugs on one street only, thereby causing all crime to flock to that specific area. As your mayor, I would then urge you to avoid this area."