The user has declined.
I nominate Martin Sleziak.
He is very active, not only but also on meta, and takes upon himself various somewhat thankless tasks, like retagging and editing numerous questions (just note 6600+ edits and 1400+ on meta). So, while he also has a very respectable point count of 27k, this understates his involvement by a lot.
He seems always patient and friendly, and is typically not in the middle of the many fights we see, but rather above them, as a voice of reason and compromise.
There are very different views how this site should be organized, so I feel it is important to vote for a moderator that is actually moderate in his views and moderating in his actions.
Please, Martin, accept this nomination.
M.S.: Let me answer here, instead of in a comment. (This way my response will have better visibility and it is probably too long for a comment.)
First of, thanks to quid for the suggestion and also to the users who voted on this post. I do appreciate your kind words, although I am not sure they are fully deserved.
The main reason why I have to decline is that I have other duties. (Unfortunately, there also is the real world.) And in the following year the amount of my duties is probably going to be more time consuming. (You might have noticed that I already answer questions on main much less that I used to. And my retags and participation on meta are basically "out of habit" when I come here to procrastinate.) If I were to become a moderator, I would have to spend more time on MSE and quite regularly. I simply cannot take a commitment like this at my current situation.
This in no way means that I intent to stop contributing to the site. (And I also hope to use the site for my own advantage to learn the new things.)
The point I want to make was very well explained by Willie Wong. In this post he stresses the importance of the day-to-day maintenance activities and he goes on to say: This means that I realized that I can still contribute, in some ways and in my own schedule, to the growth of this community, even without my diamond. I certainly agree with what he writes. And it is possible that I can be much more useful to the site as a regular user than I would be as a mod.
I am also not entirely sure whether I would be suitable as a mod. Being a mod also requires people skills. You write that I am typically not in the middle of the many fights. This is mainly because in the past I have left some discussions on meta with a feel of bitterness. So now I do my best to steer away from the discussions which are prone to be controversial or personal. As a mod I probably should not ignore some discussions on meta - simply because of the reasons that as a mod I should listen to the "voice of the community".
For a future reference, let me say that I understand the importance of having good moderators. In the future, when moderator elections come again, I will think about it and decide for myself. (When Willie Wong mentioned in his post that elections are coming, I thought about this and decided not to run for the reasons explained above.) There is no need to make a post like this in the future - if I am still active on the site and elections come, I will always consider to which extent I would be useful to the community as a mod and whether I would be able to honor such a commitment. (I am not sure whether I will really run for a mod at some point, but I spent some time thinking about it this time and I will do so also in the future.)
So, once again, thanks for your suggestion. I am satisfied with my role on the site at the moment. (And I will be glad if I find time and energy to improve my involment in the site.) But I will have to decline.