While Shadid is ready to challenge Cornett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said he would not.
Maughan said supporters had asked him to consider running.
“I will not challenge Mick Cornett,” Maughan said. “He's been a longtime friend.”
Ward 4 Councilman Pete White said he thought Shadid would make a good mayor, but “it's a little premature to make an endorsement of anyone at this point, because I think Mick's done a good job.”
Georgie Rasco, executive director of the Neighborhood Alliance, said Shadid “came out early and came out strong” in support of neighborhoods.
Despite initiatives such as new sidewalks aimed at improving quality of life, neighborhood leaders feel shortchanged in the building projects funded by the MAPS sales tax, she said.
“It still feels like a drop in the bucket compared to what we do for big business and downtown,” Rasco said.
Still, Rasco said, Cornett has been “an excellent mayor” and is seen as a neighborhood advocate. Choosing between Shadid and Cornett, she said, would be “a tough vote.”