Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) said Tuesday that he has plans to eventually run for governor of California.
Villaraigosa said in a interview with KPCC-FM that his interest in pursuing higher office was a product of his belief in public service. Before running the city of Los Angeles for eight years, Villaraigosa served in the California State Assembly and the L.A. City Council.
“You mentioned governor," he told KPCC. "Look, I believe in public service. I want to run for governor. In fact, I fully expect that I will. I’m going to tell you something. I will never have a job like this. This city has given me more than I could have ever hoped for."
Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) is expected to run for reelection next year.