Fortunately, these are not the only two people considering running for mayor. Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, state Sen. Catherine Pugh, Del. Jill P. Carter, Councilmen Nick Mosby, Carl Stokes and Brandon M. Scott have all expressed interest to one degree or another, as have some from outside the city's political establishment. The field of candidates in the last election, in 2011, was crowded, and though turnout was low, the race did produce a wealth of new ideas for addressing the city's problems. If ever we needed that, we do now.