Ortiz To Run for Secretary of State
Senate Health Committee Chair Deborah Ortiz (D-Sacramento) filed papers on Thursday to start her candidacy for secretary of state, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Ortiz will run against Sen. Debra Bowen (D-Redondo Beach) in the June 6 Democratic primary election. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson is not expected to have significant opposition in the Republican primary.
Ortiz is serving her eighth and final year in the Senate under state term limit laws (Smith, Sacramento Bee, 3/10).