LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Having shunned a chance to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Eric Garcetti has quietly filed paperwork to seek re-election in 2017.
Garcetti filed re-election paperwork on Monday with the city Ethics Commission, according to the panel’s website. The filing allows him to begin fundraising for the campaign.
Garcetti’s name surfaced as a possible candidate to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who announced earlier that she would not seek re-election in 2016. But the mayor quickly shot down the rumors, saying he loves being mayor and is “committed to the work here.”
He has also been mentioned as a likely candidate for governor to replace Jerry Brown, but Garcetti has not given any indication that he is considering such a bid.
The Los Angeles Times also noted that Garcetti had launched a “bare-bones” campaign website at www.ericgarcetti.com. The site contains a biography of Garcetti and a link to make donations.