Riding off into the sunset…until further notice.

STATE SENATE | Democrats in the State Legislature gathered Monday to welcome new and returning legislators, but for the first time in eight years, without Ellen Corbett

In a retrospective article in the San Jose Mercury News, the now-former State Senate majority leader did not rule out running for public office in the future, but sidestepped any specifics.

“I have not foreclosed that,” she said in an interview last week in a San Lorenzo coffee shop, as she took a break from boxing up her district office. “I already have people asking me if I’ll run for different offices, but for now I’m happy taking a break and doing something new for a change. “I have my resume put together, I’ve been talking to people in the district and in Sacramento” about jobs that would make use of her public policy experience, she added.

One potential landing spot could be the Alameda County Board of Supervisors if District 3 Supervisor Wilma Chan, indeed, chooses to run in 2016 for the open seat left by termed out State Sen. Loni Hancock. However, Nancy Skinner and Sandre Swanson reportedly also have their eyes on the same seat.

Meanwhile, as shoppers too lazy to put some thought into choosing a thoughtful present turn resort to purchasing gift cards this holiday season, recall it was legislation authored by Corbett that prohibited card issuers from placing an expiration date on them and nabbing your remaining balance afterwards. Merry Christmas, East Bay.