(KTXL) —- On Thursday, Darrell Steinberg announced that he would not be seeking re-election for a third term as mayor of Sacramento.
Steinberg, who will continue to serve as mayor until 2024, has been Sacramento’s mayor since 2016.
Two candidates announced earlier this year that they will seek the mayorship in 2024, and a third candidate made an announcement mere minutes after Steinberg made his own.
Steinberg still has just under two years left in his current term, and earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom named Steinberg as one of the lead advisors of a team dedicated to transforming San Quentin State Prison into a facility that would focus more on the rehabilitation and education of inmates.
Regarding his future, Steinberg didn’t unveil any specific plans, but he didn’t rule out a potential run to become California’s next attorney general.
Below are the candidates who have announced they are running for mayor, and people who are considering doing the same.
Dr. Flojaune ‘Flo’ Cofer
The first candidate to formally announce their candidacy was Epidemiologist Dr. Flojaune Cofer, who spoke with FOX40 News immediately after launching her campaign.
According to her campaign, Cofer has lived in Sacramento for the past 15 years. She has worked for the University of California in San Francisco and the California Department of Public Health.
Cofer is the Senior Policy Director for Public Health Advocates, a nonprofit organization.
Krell has been a deputy state attorney general, specializing in sex trafficking prevention. She was a prosecutor on the legal team that led to Backpage’s removal from the Internet.
Moments after Steinberg declared he will not run for a third term, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty released a statement announcing his candidacy.
“I’m running for Mayor of Sacramento! I’m a homegrown Sacramentan ready to lean in to tackle our problems head-on. We need real solutions to address homelessness and housing affordability, grow our economy, and support our workers and families while improving neighborhood safety and livability.”
On the day after Memorial Day, former Councilman Steve Hansen formally announced his campaign in an exclusive interview with the Sacramento Bee.
Hansen was elected to Sacramento’s City Council in 2012 and became the first openly gay council member in the city’s history.
In a video posted by Hansen, he outlined some of the goals he’d like to accomplish as mayor of Sacramento.
“In the wealthiest nation in the world — we shouldn’t have people living on our streets,” he said. “Housing should be accessible for all. Anyone who wants a good-paying job — should be able to get one. And families should feel safe walking and biking in their neighborhood.”
A potential mayoral candidate includes former Sacramento Councilman Jeff Harris.
He has reportedly filed paperwork to raise money, but no official proclamation regarding his campaign has been released.