The MLA for Boundary-Similkameen may not seek re-election this spring, and his replacement could be a former Oliver mayor.
John Slater is one of only three Liberal incumbents yet to be nominated, and he doesn't have a nomination meeting planned, the Vancouver Sun reported Friday.
Slater said in September he would run again for the B.C. Liberals, but now the first-term MLA's future with the party appears uncertain.
Slater won the 2009 election by fewer than 1,000 votes over the NDP's Lakhvinder Jhaj.
Linda Larson, an Oliver town councillor and former Oliver mayor, confirmed she was approached by Liberal party officials several weeks ago about whether she would seek the nomination.
Slater wouldn't comment on the status of the nomination other than to say it's up to the party to decide what will happen.
"I'm trying to do what's best for the party," he said. "If they figure that Linda can do a better job taking on an opponent, that's their call, right?"
According to the Sun's report, the majority of Liberal incumbents have been nominated and officials say the remaining two, Premier Christy Clark and deputy premier and former Penticton resident Rich Coleman, will be nominated closer to May's election.
Slater said he will take a wait-and-see approach on the matter until a nomination meeting is scheduled.
Larson said she won't discuss her plans regarding the nomination until Slater decides whether or not he'll run again, but she suggested she would consider seeking it.
"As long as John has not done that officially, I'm just kind of staying out of it," she said. "He is a good friend, and we've worked together for years and years."
Slater served for 12 years as a town councillor in Osoyoos and then was the town's mayor for six years.
"If he decides he's not going to (run for re-election), would it be something I'm interested in? Yes," Larson said.
Larson said that during the past 15 years, she's been approached "on and off" about running both federally and provincially by the Conservatives and Liberals.
"Timing is everything, and I suppose if ever I was going to do something in that area, it would be now, because I don't plan on doing it when I'm 75 years old," she said.