Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Former San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt (R-Wrightwood) is eyeing a run for the State Assembly.

Mitzelfelt is expressing interest in the AD-33 seat currently occupied by conservative Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks).

However, Mitzelfelt has appropriately added a caveat to his candidacy. He won’t run for the seat unless Donnelly carries out on his announcement that he may run for Governor.

A refreshing position to take. Most San Bernardino County republicans will stab another in the back at the drop of a hat.

One thing’s for certain. Mitzelfelt will have to reach out to donors, especially those in his former First District, that he and his staff shunned during his six years on the Board of Supervisors.

Mitzelfelt can thank his former chief of staff David Zook, who left the for a governmental position in Utah, for his predicament.