San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said Thursday that his recent elevation to the board of the American Constitution Society doesn't mean he's angling for a job in the Obama administration.
"I'm very happy as city attorney," he said in an interview.
Herrera said that he subscribes to the view that, in many instances, "you can affect the greatest change working at the state and local level."
ACS is all set be to President-elect Obama what the conservative Federalist Society was to President Bush.
The president-elect has already tapped a current board member, Eric Holder, to be attorney general.
He also hired the group’s executive director, Lisa Brown, for a White House position.