Labor Secretary Hints At LA County Supervisor Bid
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Outgoing Labor Secretary Hilda Solis could be setting her sights on a Los Angeles County supervisor seat when she steps down from her position in the Obama Administration.
Solis submitted her resignation last week, but rumors are already circulating that she could run for the seat currently held by Gloria Molina, who will termed out next year.
In an email to her colleagues last month, Solis announced she had “decided to begin a new future” after serving as Labor Secretary since February of 2009, when Solis became the first Latina to head a major federal agency.
Prior to her appointment, Solis served as Congresswoman from the San Gabriel Valley.
Solis told KNX 1070′s Frank Mottek all options are on the table when it comes to considering her future in public policy.
“Yes, I’ll look at those opportunities that make themselves available to continue my involvement in public office, and also to continue to be an advocate for the things I care about,” she said.
Her efforts will likely focus on core issues such as cleaning up the environment, new technology, training programs, and better jobs, Solis added.
Upon accepting her resignation, President Obama called Solis a “tireless champion for working families.”