Herrera said his priorities would continue to fit in with his overall philosophy of using the law “to improve peoples’ lives.” Examples, he said, include negotiating the settlement with electricity producer Mirant to shut down its Potrero power plant, and going after credit-card “arbitration mills” on behalf of consumers.
Herrera got 58,637 votes, or 97 percent.
Maybe all the money he raised discouraged any wannabe challengers? See how much, after the jump ...
Despite running unopposed, as he did in 2005, he didn’t treat his reelection like a foregone conclusion. “I thought it would be the height of arrogance for me to expect that people should vote for me simply because there was no one else on the ballot,” said Herrera, who, according to a campaign disclosure statement, raised $405,503.35 between the beginning of the year and Oct. 17.
As to speculation that he’s rolling all that momentum into a 2011 mayoral run, Herrera said he’s “flattered” and he’s “going to take it one step at a time.”
“I’ve always been a believer that you do a good job at what you do and opportunities present themselves,” he said.
— Kate Moser