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Robson mulls higher office

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
February 3, 2010
— Sen. Judy Robson may be staying in politics after all.

Robson is not running for re-election in the 15th Senate District, but she said she is considering a run for lieutenant governor,


“Others in the party urged me to consider running, and I’m considering those options and other options as well,” she said.


One other option is going back to teaching nursing at Blackhawk Technical College, Robson said. She has a master’s degree in nursing and taught at BTC before she was elected to the Assembly in 1987. She’s been in the Legislature ever since.


Robson said she loved teaching, but she hasn’t contacted BTC, yet.


Robson said she wants to talk to the current lieutenant governor, Barbara Lawton, before making a decision.


Lawton is not running for re-election.


Four other Democrats and four Republicans have registered with the Government Accountability Board to run for lieutenant governor, including Rep. Brett Davis, R-Oregon.


Davis on Monday announced he has more than $100,000 in his war chest for what he termed a “likely run” for the office.


The pay for lieutenant governor is $72,394. A state legislator makes $49,943 plus certain expenses, including room and board for days the Legislature is in session. For some, those expenses add up to more than $10,000 a year.



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