After a strong showing in the last council election Darryl Curran says he is "seriously considering" running his own ticket in this September's poll.
However, Lynn Bocking, who also had a strong showing in 2017 said she was "disillusioned" at the previous campaign and would not be running again.
Two other candidates with a strong result in 2017, Paula Townsend and Luke Sanger, said they were undecided about running again.
We were ready to go last yearDarryl Curran, potential election candidate
Mr Curran, who was third on Cr Joanne McRae's ticket in 2017, finished higher than the person who was second on the ticket, which is reasonably rare in politics.
The taxi cab owner said work pressures would influence whether he would run, but expected to make a decision by May.
"We were ready to go last year," he said. COVID-19 forced the 2020 poll to be delayed until this year.
He said the major issues in Orange including placing the $25 million sports complex at Bloomfield and the Future City CBD upgrade would be important issues.
"I'm very much for the sports [complex]," he said.
"Removal of the trees is a necessary evil."
Mrs Townsend said running her own ticket would be important to get elected.
"I actually haven't decided yet," she said. "I've run two [elections], I've been second. I don't like being second."
She was number two on Cr Tony Mileto's ticket in 2017.
Mr Sanger, who ran his own ticket last time, said if he did run it would be on a group ticket again.
He ran as the Labor candidate in the state election in 2019.
Mr Sanger said if Labor decided to run a ticket in the election he would expect to be part of it.
Mrs Bocking said she believed she had a "fair chance" of being elected last time but the former council staffer for 25 years said that was enough.
"I was a bit disillusioned last time. I think I had a fair chance," she said.
"I was not terribly impressed," she said.
"I ran because I thought I could make a difference. I was running for the people of Orange."
However, Mrs Bocking said she disappointed by the attitude of one [un-named] councillor who told her she had no chance of winning.
"It was an experience, it was costly," she said.
Mrs Bocking said candidates did not 'get a lot of support' during the campaign.
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