One candidate many expect to run for county executive is conservative Nancy Mistele, who lost to Falk in 2009.
Mistele says she's thinking about it but is preoccupied with a new venture. This week, she launched The Founders' Compass, which she calls a registry for Tea Party groups nationally. Its goal: to help expand the movement, elect conservatives and "file suit against the corrupt elected officials."
Her devotion to the new movement might keep her out of the county executive race. "I have to be sensitive that this is my baby, and I'm not going to give it short shrift."