Walker said the bill could be rewritten to take effect on sentencing.
Once it passed, he said, the council would consider the candidates to replace Leopold.
These could include Walker himself.
"Once we get out the other side of this, that is something I would consider," he said. "But it would only be if I felt like there was a legitimate chance at the opportunity."
Under the charter, the council must vote on a replacement within 30 days of the county executive's removal from office. Should Grasso or Walker apply, there is no rule to prevent them from voting for themselves.