On Tuesday, Gayle McLaughlin will step down from the Richmond City Council.

The next day, she and her husband, Paul Kilkenny, will leave for a 10-day road trip that will take them through Southern California and back. They’ll make stops in San Diego, Los Angeles and other cities, but it’ll be no summer vacation.

No, the work for McLaughlin, who is running for lieutenant governor of California, is just beginning.

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