The race for mayor could get a lot more entertaining.
“Yeah, I’m considering it, although I don’t have the outpouring of support that Richard Skorman appears to have,” he said. “But then I haven’t said anything publicly either, so who knows?
Gallagher, an at-large councilman who is term-limited, said he explored the possibility of running for a district seat.
“There’s a difference in the charter between the office of a district councilman and an at-large councilman, but the city attorney says as it applies to me, there’s no difference,” he said.
Does he question City Attorney Patricia Kelly’s legal opinion?
“I’m respecting it,” he said.
(The off-the-record answer is much better.)
Gallagher said he’ll decide whether or not to run for mayor in coming weeks.
“I think everybody is making their decision this month because it’s a January through April process,” he said.
If he doesn’t run, Gallagher said he’ll continue to stay involved.
“I’m still going to be a thorn,” he said. “This is my city, OK? This is the hometown of my kids and my grandson, OK? I care.”
How would he stay involved?
“As the noisy community activist that I was before I got elected,” he said.