Grounsell was fired at the Dec. 28 Simpsonville City Council meeting and since then, he has fired back at the council, claiming he was let go because he tried to clean up the department.
Following his firing, Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor said the decision was made because Grounsell was not a good fit and failed to work well with the city's administration. Last week, city officials said Grounsell's request for a grievance hearing was denied because he was not entitled to a grievance because he was in his probationary period when he was fired.
Grounsell said he has not made the final decision whether he will run yet.
"I need to pray about it and determine if it is in God's plans for me and my family," Grounsell said.