Lisa Jackson, head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has announced her resignation. It will take effect after next month’s State of the Union address.
Jackson’s resignation adds to the speculation that the former administrator of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will run for governor against Chris Christie, the Star-Ledger reports.
She’d be the second Democrat to enter the race; Sen. Barbara Buono announced her candidacy two weeks ago.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker has decided against a gubernatorial run for 2014, but all eyes are currently on Sen. President Stephen Sweeney to see if he’ll issue a challenge to Christie, as well.