Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver may be gunning for another elected office.
Shriver, who did not run for reelection to the council in 2012, filed a candidate intention statement, allowing him to fundraise for a potential run at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the county clerk said.
Shriver has not yet declared his candidacy for the Third District, which includes Santa Monica, and when asked about it Thursday, he said “I’m going to have to call you back.” He didn’t.
Candidate Sheila Kuehl, who has been raising funds and soliciting endorsements for months, sent out an e-mail Thursday alluding to Shriver’s filing: “Yesterday, a candidate with millions of dollars to self-fund a campaign filed papers to run against me for L.A. County Supervisor.”
Shriver, the nephew of late President John F. Kennedy, is rich in name and money.
He spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money during various City Council elections and pulled donations and endorsement from big names, including Barbra Steisand, Warren Beatty, Jerry Bruckheimer and real-estate mogul Eli Broad.
Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel announced Thursday that she would not enter the race, according to the Los Angeles Times.
She lost the Los Angeles mayor’s race to Eric Garcetti last year, but was considered an early favorite for the seat because of name recognition and a favorable view among voters.
Current Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky is termed-out at the end of this year.
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran and former Malibu Mayor Pamela Ulich, along with Kuehl, have officially thrown their hats into the ring.
Kuehl, a longtime Santa Monican, represented the city by the sea in the State Senate and Assembly.