Commissioner Ken Hagan, a Republican, said he hasn’t ruled out leaving his countywide District 5 seat midterm to run next year in his old north-county District 2. By switching back to his home-district seat, Hagan could avoid being forced out of office by term limits in 2018 and start a new clock — one that would allow him to stay on the commission
until as late as 2024. here
“I don’t think anybody ever thought about that when we wrote the law,” said former Commissioner Jan Platt,
one of the authors of the charter.