Yesterday I noticed a new account had been set up on Twitter for SangioloforNewton. So I e-mailed Newton City Councilor Amy Sangiolo and asked her is she was running for mayor.

“I am thinking about it,” Sangiolo responded.

If she runs, Sangiolo would be the third city councilor in the contest and it would perhaps open up yet another seat on the City Council. Her colleagues Scott Lennon and Ruthanne Fuller have already declared their candidacies and intentions not to seek reelection to their long held seats on the council.

Sangiolo was first elected in 1997.