By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published May 31, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Let's say Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wins next week and moves to Madison to become governor. Who's next for Milwaukee City Hall?

Of course, council president Willie Hines gets a promotion to acting mayor. But, who are other candidates in the next election?

A quick, non-prioritized and far from comprehensive list off the top of my head follows. Please react and add your favorite possible candidate using the talkbacks or Facebook comments.

Milwaukee's next Mayor?

Beth Nicols
Executive Director, Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District No. 21

Judge Derek Mosely
Municipal court judge, Branch 2

Preston Cole
Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, City of Milwaukee

Laura Bray
Executive Director, Menomonee Valley Partners

Chris Abele
Milwaukee County Executive (How about a metro government model?)

Barry Mandel

David Bowen
Milwaukee County Supervisor

Gary Grunau
Developer/civic leader

Jason Fields
State Representative

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.