When Rich Gordon runs for Assembly, he won’t need your vote

By on Fri, January 23, 2009

Supervisor Rich Gordon, who represents the Midcoast on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, is planning to run for Ira Ruskin’s State Assembly seat, reports the Examiner, which has seems to have its own peculiar meaning for the phrase "it’s official":

It’s official, San Mateo County Supervisor Rich Gordon is speaking with friends and supporters regarding a potential run for the State Assembly seat that will be vacated by current incumbent Ira Ruskin in 2010.

Ruskin, a former Redwood City mayor, was just elected to his third and final term in the State’s lower house. ...

The odds-on favorite for that seat would be Gordon who has served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for over a decade and previously served on the San Mateo County Board of Education. ...

By stepping out now, Gordon places himself among the early contenders and in politics, timing is everything.

Ruskin’s district does not include the Coastside.