Former New Zealand First MP Ron Mark is looking to stand as Mayor for Carterton.
Mr Mark says he was born in the area and raised in a series of foster homes throughout Wairarapa.
He told Waatea News he was approached by the present mayor Gary McFee. He also says previous mayor, Georgina Beyer, has told him she will not stand against him.
Mr Mark is still a member of New Zealand First and says he has not ruled out having a national role at some time in the future.
The next local elections are in 2010.