Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson won’t seek re-election

“Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will not seek a third term next year, he announced late Tuesday,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

“Johnson made the announcement first in an email to The Sacramento Bee late Tuesday, writing that “after much thought and soul-searching, (he has) decided not to run for a third term.”

“’It was an incredibly difficult choice, but one that I feel confident about,’ the mayor wrote in a statement he later posted on Twitter. ‘As I’m sure there will be much speculation on this, let me proactively say that I am not leaving for another specific job or position. While there are many intriguing opportunities out there (and I’m excited to explore them) I honestly don’t know what’s next for me.’

“Johnson’s statement was released on the eve of an announcement by his colleague and close political ally, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, that she would run for mayor. Ashby will make her announcement Wednesday during a press conference at the headquarters of the city’s firefighters union.

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson won’t seek re-election”

  1. Seems Kevin, in his “soul searching”, had a Bill Cosby problem- and now he is blaming the Teachers Union for his “indiscretions”. Gotta blame somebody-

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