Another local man has thrown his hat in the ring.
Five people are now vying for the empty seat on Westmeath County Council.
Secretary of Athlone Action Awareness, John Tynan is handing in his letter of intention to the local authority today.
Serbian native Irena Cvetkovic, teacher Sarah Seoige, former Sinn Féin councillor Paul Hogan and Kevin 'Boxer' Moran, who previously served as Minister for the OPW, are also looking to be co-opted into the role.
The seat became vacant after independent councillor Jamie Moran announced he was stepping down from the position earlier this month.