Masto has no plans to run for lieutenant governor

State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto isn’t angling to become the next lieutenant governor of Nevada.

“At this point in time, I have no interest in running for lieutenant governor,” she said Wednesday.

Masto, who was first elected attorney general in 2006, faces a key decision in 2014. The Nevada Constitution limits constitutional officers to 2 four-year terms, which means she can’t seek re-election.

Masto, who was elected to her second term in 2010, said she will make a formal announcement about her plans in several weeks.

She declined to say if she’s interested in other posts such as governor or secretary of state.

Before becoming attorney general, Masto’s career included work as an assistant county manager for Clark County, a federal prosecutor and chief of staff for Gov. Bob Miller.

Contact reporter Ben Botkin at or 702-405-9781.