Hawaii Gov. Lingle says 'it's possible' she will run for elected office in future
HONOLULU — Gov. Linda Lingle is hinting she might seek another elected office sometime after her current term ends later this year.
Lingle has repeatedly said she would not be a candidate in 2010. She is in her second four-year term, and by law cannot run for a third term.
She was asked at a Rotary Club meeting Friday if she would remain involved in government after she leaves the governor’s office. The 56-year-old governor said she expects to continue living in Hawaii.
Later, Lingle told reporters that “it’s possible” she will run for elected office in the future. But she deflected questions about what office she may have her eye on.
She is considered a possible candidate in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Daniel Akaka.