With just over a week to go until candidates must file their petitions to run fo re-election, local Republicans are still looking for someone to run for Mayor. Their most recent possibility: Local lawyer and former City Council candidate Joseph Gembala.
"We’ve discussed it with him," said party leader Michael Meehan. "We hope to try to come up with someone today or no later than Monday."
Gembala was not immediately available for comment.
Republican City Committee is looking for a candidate it can endorse, but there is a Republican already seeking the mayor's office. His name is John Featherman, and he was upset to hear that Gembala was running. The two men occasionally do business together.