“I’ve been looking at it all week and making calls,” Stepper said. “But the timing and the need to have a strong candidate in the (San Ramon Valley) and not split up the vote contributed to my decision not to run.”
Stepper runs an accounting firm and she is headed into tax season.
Stepper will instead endorse colleague and Danville Mayor Candace Andersen, who announced her candidacy last week for District 2, the seat held by Supervisor Gayle Uilkema of Lafayette. Uilkema is retiring at the end her term next year.
The other declared candidate is Contra Costa Community College Board President Tomi Van de Brooke.