Bart Castleberry, retired fire chief, hasn't announced intent to throw his name in for Conway mayor, but in our online and unscientific poll conducted Monday, he was elected.
Log Cabin staff put together a list of potential candidates and posed the question to each last week.
When a LCD reporter asked Castleberry if he would take the role, he responded, "if and when that opportunity presented itself, I would consider it at that time."
Castleberry recently retired from his 33-year career in the Conway Fire Department where he served for 20 years as fire chief.
He has stepped into the role of director of permitting and code enforcement. Of 237 polled Monday from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 50 voted for Castleberry. Forty-five chose none of the six potential candidates.
Mark Elsinger received 40 votes. Elsinger ran against current Conway Mayor Tab Townsell in the last election.
In that election, Elsinger was behind Townsell about 2,500 votes.
Conway City Councilman David Grimes was next in Monday's unofficial poll with 34 votes. Grimes has served on city council since 2003.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson was next with 28 of the 237 votes. Dodson cannot seek re-election as county judge when his term expires in 2014 and has told the Log Cabin he has not ruled out the possibility of staying in public service.
Conway City Chief of Staff Jack Bell followed with 27 votes. Bell was recently promoted from assistant to the mayor to the chief of staff position.
Alderwoman Shelley Mehl followed with 13 votes. Mehl has served on city council since 2006 and was formerly the associate vice president for advancement and director of development for Hendrix College. She is the former executive director of United Way of Central Arkansas and current vice president for Advancement and president of the UCA Foundation.
Jack Bell - 27
Bart Castleberry - 50
Allen Dodson - 28
Mark Elsinger - 40
David Grimes - 34
Shelley Mehl - 13
Another candidate - 45