With the title of temporary mayor, Stilwell seems like a shoo-in to succeed Cort. But she says she’s not interested in the post for personal reasons.
Her pick for mayor is Councilman Bill Kampe. “He would be a great mayor,” she says, citing Kampe’s dedication, financial savvy, business background and time available for public service.
Kampe, for his part, plays modest. He says he was leaning toward appointing Stilwell mayor, but since she’s not interested, he’s willing to serve. “I’m flattered,” he says of Stilwell’s endorsement. “I got into this to serve the city as best I can.”
Councilwoman Lisa Bennett may be a candidate for mayor. Bennett couldn’t be reached, but she has previously told the Weekly she doesn’t plan to run for another term.