Mickey Kearns' move to Albany and an Assembly seat has set off a scramble for his spot on the Buffalo Common Council.
Former Erie County Legislator Tim Whalen is among those who have expressed an interest in the seat.
Under city charter, the new councilmember must come from Kearns' South District and share his Democratic Party affiliation.
South District Democratic committeemen will nominate a candidate, but the Common Council has the final say.
According to the Buffalo News, ex-broadcaster Wayne Mack, special ed teacher Jeffrey Bohen, businessman Kevin Overdorf and former Kearns' aide Matthew Fisher are interested in the post.
Applications to the Council are due by April 5th.