William Carroll, chairman of the Niagara Falls Republican Committee, this week issued a request for those interested in the party's endorsement for local office to send him a letter of intent by Feb. 10.
But even before his request, a possible GOP primary loomed for the City Council, where two seats are up for election this year.
Republicans Candace Corsaro and Michael S. Gawel already have announced campaigns for Council seats, and Carroll said he expects incumbent GOP Councilman Kenneth M. Tompkins to seek re-election.
Tompkins, however, said Thursday he's thinking about running for mayor instead, although he said a Council race remains possible for him.
Carroll said this week he's interested in possibly endorsing Robert M. Restaino, one of the Democrats running for mayor.