Politics does not take time off. Yes, we just put one election to bed. But the next is right around the corner. having sent a letter to county Republican Party leader Andy Reilly indicating he would like to be considered for the job. The appointment to fill the remainder of Whelan's term will be made by the county's Board of Judges. The post will then be on the 2019 November ballot. What is tantalizing is what might happen should the nod go to McBlain to fill the interim spot. Presumably, the current County Council member would run for election in 2019. Williams has indicated he also would seek election. Is it possible that Williams would challenge McBlain in the GOP Primary? First things first. We'll have to see who gets the appointment from the judges.