SACRAMENTO: California Senate Pres. Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, plans for the future after end of legislative term, interest in appointment to California Supreme Court: "Steinberg discusses ambitions after leaving the Legislature" ....
* Sacramento Bee: "Steinberg discusses ambitions after leaving the Legislature" - From the Bee:
Senate leader Darrell Steinberg said Tuesday that he has mentioned his interest in being appointed to theto Gov. Jerry Brown, but downplayed the likelihood that he would land such a position immediately after leaving the Legislature later this year. “He’s got a lot of good choices,” Steinberg said of the governor during a meeting with the Sacramento Bee’s editorial board Tuesday.
Acting as governor Tuesday while Brown and Lt. Gov.are out of state, Steinberg joked that he would not appoint himself as a judge. The Sacramento Democrat described a position on the as “one of many things I’ve thought about,” and left open the possibility that he may run for mayor of Sacramento in 2016 or statewide office in 2018. He said he would only run for mayor if current Mayor Kevin Johnson does not seek re-election.
In the short term, Steinberg said that after leaving the Senate at the end of the year, he plans to practice law and pursue foundation work on the public policy issues he cares most about.