Freshman West Contra Costa school board member Tony Thurmond tells my colleague Kimberly Wetzel that he may run for state Senate. (Click here for her story today.)
“Although there are no elections coming up, Thurmond said he filed pre-emptively in the event that current 7th District state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, wins a special election to fill U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher’s seat,” Wetzel wrote.
Tauscher, D-Alamo, is expected to be named undersecretary for arms control and international security at the U.S. State Department. She has not yet resigned her current post and it is unknown when the U.S. Senate will take up her confirmation.
DeSaulnier is one of a handful of Democrats who have indicated they will run for Tauscher’s seat