City court clerk Thomas Long confirmed recently that he is thinking of running for the position but will make no decision until his official swearing-in on January 1. Long was re-elected as clerk during this year’s city election.
Long, who has flirted in recent years with the idea of running for various positions, including county clerk and city and county mayor, was first elected to the city court clerkship in 1995 and has been reelected four times.
His participation in the 9th District race would complicate things in unpredictable ways, though the presence of two challengers would seem to enhance the incumbent’s chances of reelection. That prospect, however, was downplayed by Long, who has game-planned a prospective race but stressed that he has made no decision.