I'm sort of modeling this post after Aaron Maroja's 2014 meta post posted prior to the last moderator election, held in 2014. (So his post inspired this post.)
I think that some of the best leaders, and so too, moderators, emerge from among those who have been nominated by (a) peer(s), and only then, accept the nomination, and put themselves out there as a candidate. Nominating another user is also an opportunity to give note to a user whom you believe is great "mod material", whether or not that user accepts the nomination.
I have timed this post to provide a window of time, before the first day at which nominees must add their name as a candidate on October 2, 2017, for nominees to seriously consider whether to accept, decline, or ignore (all responses are valid). By accepting a nomination, you are indicating you will enter yourself as a candidate on Oct 2, 2017 (or very shortly after).
I ask that all self-nominees refrain from posting here. All candidates will have that opportunity to self-nominate on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017.
If you want to nominate another user, please do so in a new "answer field" below.
Please refrain from one-sentence gut reactions, but try to provide a bit of thought and context to explain "what makes this user that you're nominating worth endorsing in an election?" Your post doesn't need to be any formal essay. Again, this is an opportunity to toot the horn for exemplar users who are reluctant to toot their own horn.
Realize (as I've indicated) that any user you nominate has the option to accept or decline, or to simply ignore. Even if declined or ignored, it won't go unnoticed.
My hope, in this respect, is to widen the pool of qualified users who need to announce candidacy on Monday OCT. 2.