Assemblywoman Gwen Moore (D-Los Angeles) announced Wednesday tentative plans to seek election next year as California's secretary of state.
Moore, 52, has represented the 47th Assembly District since 1979. She is chairwoman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee.
Moore said that as secretary of state she would focus on bringing the state election process into "the information age."
"I believe we can use information technology to bring more people into the election process and will make voting more convenient, less expensive and less subject to fraud," she said in announcing formation of an exploratory committee for a possible run.