Former Mission Mayor Laura McConwell made it official Monday by formally filing in the County Commission race to replace District 1 Commissioner Ed Peterson, who is running for the County Commission chair.Candidates (from left) Alex DiCarlo, Laura McConwell and Ron Shaffer.McConwell’s announcement last month that she was considering entering the race caused some pushback from members of the northeast Johnson County political establishment, who urged her not to go back on her word to PV Mayor Ron Shaffer that she would stay out of the contest. But, as McConwell told us in March, she feels that the all-male board could benefit from the perspective of a woman, and that she had a lot of passion for the position.With the entry last week of political newcomer Alex DiCarlo, the race now has three candidates.Who do you think is most likely to emerge at Peterson’s replacement in November? What issues do you see as strengths for Shaffer and McConwell given their tenures as mayor? What issues do you see as their greatest weaknesses?[socialpoll id=”2202493″]Talk Amongst Yourselves is shawneemissionpost.com’s daily conversation starter for northeast Johnson County. Have a topic you’d like to suggest?Email us!