LaHood (L) with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro and ATA President Bill Graves — TT File Photo
WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday he will step down from his position if President Obama is re-elected.
LaHood said he has not told the president of his decision.
“He’s never asked me,” LaHood told Transport Topics after a speech at the National Press Club, adding: “This has been a great run. I’ve enjoyed it.”
A former Republican congressman from Peoria, Ill., LaHood quashed speculation that he might return to his home state to run for governor, saying he would not again run for public office.
“I’ve going to finish this out and then we’ll see what happens,” LaHood said. “I think I’ll have some wonderful opportunities, so we’ll see where it takes me.”