Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille will meet with Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe’s transition team about potential jobs in the new administration, according to media reports.
Two city officials who asked to remain anonymous said to Patch that Euille is under consideration for multiple positions, likely an assistant secretary or department head job.
Euille declined to comment to Patch on Wednesday.
“I’m getting calls and so forth, and I’m intrigued by their interest,” Euille told the Washington Post. “I’m sure they have hundreds and hundreds of applications from people who submit resumes to the transition team. I didn’t do any of that. I love my job as mayor... but if it’s the right job and the right fit, I’d consider it.”
If Euille accepts a job in Richmond, his resignation as mayor would set the stage for a special election as early as January.
The Alexandria Gazette Packet, which was first to report the McAuliffe administration’s interest in Euille, suggested former mayor Kerry Donley (D), former city councilman Frank Fannon (R) and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg (D) as potential candidates.
Donley and Silberberg both told the Gazette Packet they would give consideration to a mayoral bid.
For more, see:
• Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille May Join McAuliffe Administration, Prompting Special Election — By Michael Lee Pope, Alexandria Gazette Packet
• Alexandria Mayor to Interview for State Job — By Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post