Former South Australian senator Rex Patrick is considering a bid to become Adelaide's lord mayor in the upcoming local government elections.
Mr Patrick, who finished his stint in the senate on Thursday, said he had been approached to run for the role.
"I'm thinking about it. It's an important role where one could make a difference for the future of my home town and for South Australia," he said.
"Watch this space."
Mr Patrick entered the senate in 2017 when he filled a casual vacancy following the resignation of Nick Xenophon.
He was originally a member of the Centre Alliance, though in August 2020 left the party to sit as an independent.
He lost his seat in this year's federal election.
If Mr Patrick is to run for mayor, he will need to nominate by September 6.
Voting in the council elections closes on November 10.
Australian Associated Press
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