Declared candidates so far are the ex-chief executive of the North Wales Police Authority Tal Michael for Labour and Richard Hibbs, an independent businessman. The low-key nature of the election, which Plaid is boycotting, will doubtless mean that the candidates will have to ramp up the publicity with some populist-sounding rhetoric in the weeks running up to November 15.
Tal Michael, whose father Alun Michael is standing for the same job in South Wales, spent much of today in the Yale College Freshers' Fair - not the best place to be as most of them are too young to vote in November!
Labour has put together a pretty limp leaflet that will have to be delivered door to door by the party faithful. Hibbs, who doesn't appear to have any clear policies as yet, doesn't even have that luxury. His only potential line of attack is that he's not party political.
The Tories - who are currently as electable as Gary Glitter - look to be putting up Derek Barker, the former chief executive of Conwy Borough Council, if Tory AM Darran Miller's latest tweet is to be believed:
Looking forward to hitting the campaign trail with Derek Barker in the coming weeks