Scratch state Sen. Jackie Dingfelder
(D-Portland) from the list of candidates next year for Metro Council president.
Dingfelder, who said in May during the legislative session that people had approached her about running
, says she has now decided against it because she likes being in the majority party in the Legislature where she is chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Those in the race to succeed term-limited Metro President David Bragdon include 1000 Friends of Oregon executive director Bob Stacey
and Metro Councilor Rex Burkholder
. Dingfelder, who left open the possibility that one day she might run for a Metro seat or council president, says she's endorsing Burkholder in the 2010 race for Metro president.