News of Sontany's desire not to run for re-election has inspired two women so far to pull petitions for the district. One, a Republican, is Nikki Goeser, a gun advocate who has gone around the country arguing for looser restrictions on carry permits after her husband was killed in a bar.
Another, a Democrat, is Shannon Stoner, but I don't have any info on her yet.
On the State Senate side, three Democrats have pulled petitions for District 20.
James Baxter, a TSU History Professor and perennial candidate.
Kevin Doherty, lawyer and creator of ChangItNow.us, a political reform advocacy group.
and Richard Exton, a real estate appraiser who ran in 2007 for Council At-large.