|Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick has announced that she will not run for State Controller next year.|
Here's an excerpt from her letter:
During the last few months, I have seriously considered becoming a candidate for California State Controller in the 2006 elections.
My interest in running was fueled in large part by the encouragement of others-- friends, supporters, constituents, elected leaders, and sometimes people I have never met before. Most importantly, I was intrigued by the possibility of serving the people of California in a similar position as the one I have now. It would be an unbelievable opportunity to accomplish in the State Capitol what I've accomplished in City Hall.
As I pondered whether or not to run, my thoughts always came back to the job I have now...the job I love and the job I'm not yet finished doing. For that reason, I am announcing that I will not be a candidate for State Controller.
This is good news for the rest of the candidates.