There is no consensus from community leaders on who should be Tasmania's next premier.
Many refused to name their choice to be Will Hodgman's successor. This is what they said.
Equality Tasmania spokesperson Rodney Croome: Jeremy Rockliff, Sue Hickey or whomever else puts people over politics and ideas over ideology.
Burnie mayor and former Labor deputy Premier Steve Kons: As a businessman Jeremy Rockliff and Peter Gutwein are decent, hardworking, reliable people who kept a confidence, knew their stuff and made up their own mind. As mayor we want the best person for the job.
Veteran political journalist and former Liberal staffer Barry Prismall: All three would be eminently qualified. Jeremy Rockliff is a good deputy but not sure he would be a good leader, Michael Ferguson has been tarnished by health and seen by some people as too aloof. The most down to earth of the three is Peter Gutwein. He could pick up the pieces and he could sell the government for a third term.
Former Liberal Premier Robin Gray: It is a decision for the parliamentary party and will be an interesting exercise.
Former Greens senator and leader Dr Bob Brown: Cassy O'Connor. With Cassy this state would be cooking with solar and our international famous wilderness would be protected for ever. I was tempted to say Joan Rylah but I thought Cassy had more experience.
Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesman Greg Barns: The only individual in the current government with any reform DNA is Jeremy Rockliff. His year seven to year 12 schools was a smart initiative.
Aboriginal Land Council chairman Michael Mansell: Sue Hickey. Someone needs to mend the fractured relationship the Liberal government has with the Aboriginal people. We say good riddance to Will Hodgman who was so divisive. Sue Hickey's approach is much more conciliatory than other Liberals in line for the job. There is a quality about her that stands her above the others.
Labor leader Rebecca White: The Liberal Party doesn't seem to have a clear view about who's going to replace Will Hodgman. So I think anyone else who makes an assumption is just speculating.
Greens leader Cassy O'Connor: I don't want to give anyone the kiss of death but if it was me I would choose Jeremy Rockliff because Jeremy is deputy Premier, he's kind, he has a big heart and he gets the climate emergency but it is a matter for the parliamentary Liberal Party.
Former Liberal Braddon state and federal MP Brett Whiteley: Will was an exceptional leader and there are strong members of his team that could take his place.
Liberal senator Eric Abetz: Of the names suggested each one would make an excellent Premier. The PLP will determine which one they want.
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association chief executive Peter Skillern: The Liberal Party will go through its own internal process to elect a new leader and Premier and we look forward to working closely with them to expand the agricultural sector in Tasmania.
Property Council of Tasmania executive director Brian Wightman: The Property Council of Tasmania enjoys a positive relationship with the State Government and we are looking forward to continuing that with whoever is Premier. Jeremy Rockliff has been a very loyal deputy for a long period of time and if he wishes to stand we would be supportive but it is a decision for the PLP.
Australian Medical Association Tasmanian president Professor John Burgess: We need consistency with whoever takes on the role. From a health perspective it has been a mixed picture and we want to make sure our concerns are listened to and there is less politicisation.
Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday: Workers need a Premier who is on their side. That means no more essential public sector cuts, wage caps or pay freezes that end up hurting the entire Tasmanian economy as business take their lead from Government. We need a Premier committed to addressing inequality and tackling the unacceptably high levels of youth unemployment and under-employment in Tasmania.
Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive Penny Egan: The new Premier must have a good understanding of the work, contribution and challenges of the charity and not for profit sectors and provide them the appropriate support they need to meet the demands on their services.
TasCOSS chief executive Kym Goodes: Tasmania needs someone who will unite us and work to achieve a cohesive agenda now and as we move closer to the next election. Our Premier and government need to get the balance right between maintaining a strong economy and all Tasmanians having the opportunity to participate and live a good life - after all, who is a strong economy for?Ultimately, being Premier isn't easy and getting the balance right is a constant challenge. What Tasmanians expect, however, is a leader that governs for all Tasmanians - and when we talk of prosperity the ability for Tasmanians to live a good life must be front and centre.
Local Government Association of Tasmania president Christina Holmdahl: The three candidates being named are all qualified to do the task and continue the policies the government has at the present time.