Magdalena Carrasco got redemption in last June’s election, when she defeated Xavier Campos in a rematch for San Jose’s East Side council seat. Most people were happy to see her perseverance pay off after fraudulent mailers that tied her to communism—and were later found to be stamped with the spit of ex-county supervisor George Shirakawa Jr.—thwarted her first attempt. But now, less than three months after taking office, sources in and around City Hall say Carrasco already has her sights set on a run for the State Assembly in 2016, which would most likely require her to begin campaigning this summer. Victor Gomez, Carrasco’s chief of staff and a council member in his own right in Hollister, tells Fly that his boss hasn’t pulled or filed any papers to run and her focus is on the job at hand. “We have so much work to do out there,” Gomez admits. That’s true—East Side is the poorest district in the city and Carrasco campaigned on a platform to end the corruption and ineffectiveness of Campos and his cronies. But when Gomez was asked to confirm whether his boss will make a run or not, he stopped responding. Carrasco has also refused to respond to multiple requests for comment. San Jose Councilman Ash Kalra has already filed papers to make a push for the seat, currently held by Xavier’s big sister, Nora Campos, who terms out at the end of next year. Madison Nguyen, San Jose’s former vice mayor, also has acknowledged she plans to run. With recent changes to term limits in the state legislature, the next person to represent Assembly District 27 could conceivably hold on to the seat for 12 years, making Carrasco’s timing a bit of now or never. And she would have a powerful financier for a Sacramento run in her ex, Kevin de León, president of the State Senate. Carrasco’s addition to the Assembly would offer another ally to de León. But starting another campaign and dropping her vow to restore order to East Side might be an abdication of responsibility voters won’t forget.