Ellen Corbett

Coming up on two years out of elected office, former state Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett is running this fall for a seat on the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors.

Corbett filed papers on Tuesday for the park district board. She will be seeking to replace long-time board member Doug Siden, who is not expected to run for re-election this year. Siden has served since 1992.

The Ward 4 seat represents Alameda, a portion of Oakland, parts of Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo. If elected, she would oversee a portion of Anthony Chabot Regional Park, Crown Beach, Oyster Bay, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline.

Very few East Bay politicians have a more expansive resume than Corbett. She served as San Leandro mayor and councilmember, followed by three terms in the Assembly and another two in the state Senate.

Corbett termed out of office in December 2014 and briefly took a position with the Hayward Unified School District. She is currently an appointed member of the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.