Pleasant Hill Vice Mayor Karen Mitchoff says she will run next year for Contra Costa County supervisor in District 4.
Mitchoff was elected to the Pleasant Hill City Council last November.
But she has been a fixture in local politics for years both as a member of Pleasant Hill advisory boards and as the former chief of staff for three elected officials including former Contra Costa County Sheriff Richard Rainey, former Contra Costa County Supervisor Sunne Wright McPeak and then-supervisor Mark DeSaulnier. (He is now a state senator.)
She currently works for Contra Costa as an administrative analyst where her duties include monitoring legislation affecting human services, special projects and fiscal issues.
Mitchoff tells me she has been thinking about running for supervisor ever since Bonilla expressed a desire to run for the Legislature. But Mitchoff held off based on the decision of another potential candidate, Concord Councilman Guy Bjerke.
“Guy called and told me he is not running,” Mitchoff said today.