Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg will decide in two to four weeks whether to run for state attorney general.
Ladenburg met Monday with state Democratic Party Chairman Dwight Pelz and other party leaders to discuss the attorney general’s race, according to Ron Klein, the county’s communications director. Klein said he spoke as "a friend of John’s who happens to know what’s going on," not as a county employee.
Klein said Ladenburg and the party leaders decided to form an exploratory committee and to examine funding possibilities and may conduct a survey. He said the group will "make up their minds collectively" about Ladenburg’s candidacy in two to four weeks.
"At this point, there’s been one meeting and he’s seriously considering running for attorney general," Klein said.
Incumbent Attorney General Rob McKenna, a Republican, launched his re-election campaign in November.