- Jimmy Ogle, former Memphis Park Commission executive director and Mud Island general manager.
- Richard Stringer, business owner with several bids for the City Council in recent years.
- Jack Sammons, former City Council member who chose not to seek re-election in the 2007 city elections.
- John Willingham, former Shelby County Board of Commissioners member, two-time candidate for Memphis mayor and a candidate for Shelby County mayor.
The Memphis City Council will decide Scott McCormick's interim replacement from this list today. Sammons could step right in without a lengthy orientation on council procedures. Willingham is the only candidate who is also running for the permanent seat. Generally, I prefer that interim legislators agree not to run for the seat they keep warm.