Background: Mayor Kevin Johnson will not seek an unprecedented third term as the city’s mayor. Despite talk that he might seek higher office, Johnson insisted during a brief news conference in his native Oak Park neighborhood that he has no job lined up after his current term ends next November. There are a number of declared and potential candidates for the city’s top leadership spot: Randall Bentonrbenton@sacbee.com
SHE’S IN: Sacramento City Councilwoman Angelique Ashby, who has represented North Natomas at City Hall since 2010, formally announced Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, that she is running for mayor. Ashby made the announcement outside the East Sacramento headquarters of the influential – and deep-pocketed – firefighters union. Lezlie Sterlinglsterling@sacbee.com
HE’S CONSIDERING: Darrell Steinberg, the former state Senate president, assemblyman and Sacramento councilman, told The Sacramento Bee he would meet “with a broad group of friends and community leaders over the next several days” as he explores his own potential campaign. He said he would announce his plans soon. Hector Amezcuahamezcua@sacbee.com
HE’S CONSIDERING: Former assemblyman and Sacramento County Supervisor Roger Dickinson said he was being encouraged by people to run and that he is “continuing to talk with family and friends about this opportunity.” Brian Baersacbeephotos@sacbee.com
HE’S CONSIDERING: District 7 Sacramento City Councilman Rick Jennings is considering a run. “I’ll leave the door slightly open only because I’ll listen to the will of the people,” he told Fox40.
HE’S NOT RUNNING: District 4 Sacramento City Councilman Steve Hansen said he would support Steinberg’s campaign. Paul Kitagaki Jr.firstname.lastname@example.org
HE’S NOT RUNNING: Sen. Richard Pan endorsed Angelique Ashby. Randy Penchrpench@sacbee.com
HE’S CONSIDERING: Sacramento City Councilman Allen Warren is considering a run. Jose Luis Villegasjvillegas@sacbee.com
HE’S NOT RUNNING: Assemblyman Kevin McCarty said he would support Steinberg’s campaign. Hector Amezcuahamezcua@sacbee.com
HE’S NOT RUNNING: Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna said he would support Steinberg’s campaign.
HE’S NOT RUNNING: Former state Assemblyman Roger Niello tweeted: “What’s this I hear about Roger running for Mayor?!? I can’t - I live in Fair Oaks.”