It's official--San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan is out with plans for leaving her City Hall post on Friday, October 18th.
In making her decision, the Councilwoman told 550 KTSA News the timing is right.
"By leaving Council on the 18th, it will allow me to fully focus on the campaign (for State Senate)" Chan said. While she will leave ahead of the Council's vote set for next month on CPS Energy's request for a rate increase, CDhan said she is pleased with what she has seen from the utility in reducing bonuses--along with other efforts to reduce the amount of the increase that would hit consumers.
Chan had previously announced her plans for challenging incumbent State Senator Donna Campbell for the Republican nomination. Despite a recently released poll from the Campbell Campaign showing Campbell with a big lead, Chan said the race is still wide open--given a large number of voters who have yet to decide who they will support.
"That's the time for me to tell all the undecided voters about who I am, what I stand for, and my conservative values" Chan said.
As for her time on Council, Chan said she has no regrets--despite a rough few weeks in the midst of the debate over the city's re-written non-discrimination ordinance--which ultimately passed despite her opposition.
"I'm the type of person that will give 100% of myself to what I do--all I can say is I'm very, very grateful" Chan said.