In case you missed it, Jim O'Toole wrote today about the dominoes that could fall should Dan Onorato not run again for county executive. There's a complicating factor for many of the Democratic names commonly touted for the position -- they would all likely have to step down or not run again for the jobs they have now:
Mr. Onorato's decision is not the only factor that his potential Democratic successors have to weigh. Under the county's home rule charter, Mr. Fitzgerald would have to resign his current office if he were to become an official candidate for another. The two controllers, Mr. Flaherty and Mr. Lamb, are both up for re-election this year, so an executive bid would keep them from seeking another term. And Mr. Burn acknowledged that he would likely face at least some pressure to relinquish his party leadership posts if he were to enter such a high-visibility party primary.