Gil McGowan says there are several people in the labour movement that he must consult before making a decision.
McGowan says he will have to make up his mind soon in order to have time to campaign over the summer prior to the leadership vote scheduled for mid-October.
The AFL executive says if he decides to enter the race to succeed Brian Mason as NDP leader, it will be tough to leave a post in which he believes he's making a difference in Alberta's labour scene.
McGowan also says for the record, being leader of the NDP would pay more than his current job.
Edmonton NDP MLA David Eggen (AY'-guhn) has said he will run, while Rachel Notley, another Edmonton New Democrat MLA, is expected to make a decision on a leadership bid in the next few weeks. (CHED, The Canadian Press)