San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen has opted out of running for the Santa Clara County Supervisorial seat vacated by George Shirakawa Jr.
Shirakawa was was forced to resign March 1 amid charges that he misused taxpayer and campaign funds, and this week pleaded guilty to those crimes.
While Nguyen said many supporters have encouraged her to run for supervisor in the June 4 special election, she said she wants to honor her pledge to her constituents and finish her second term on the city council. That term ends December 2014. Nguyen is running in the 2014 San Jose mayoral race, and said she will officially launch that effort before summer.
So far, two candidates have paid the $1,430.31 filing fee required for the District 2 supervisor's race: schooteacher Patricia Martinez-Roach and former San Jose city employee and City Council gadfly David Wall. Martinez-Roach also has submitted at least 20 qualifed voter signatures needed to run.
-- Tracy Seipel, Mercury News