Councilman Daysog Considers U.S. Congress Run

Councilman Tony Daysog has announced he’s considering a run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives about to be vacated in Contra Costa County.

Daysog, a former city of Alameda vice mayor, looks to step in as veteran democratic Rep. George Miller retires after his term ends in January 2015. Daysog’s plans were announced in an email last Friday.

The U.S. Constitution states that candidates for Congress must reside in the state they choose to represent. Daysog stated he will assess how voters in the 11th Congressional district (which includes much of Contra Costa County, including Richmond, Walnut Creek and Concord) might react to being represented by someone who does not live in the district. He will make his final decision in March.

"Let me be frank about this," Daysog said in an email, "this would be an incredibly long shot."

Michelle Ellson contributed to this story. To learn more, visit www.thealamedan.org.