State Sen. Chap Petersen, who represents the 34th district, will likely run for governor in 2013, the Washington Post reported Friday.
Ben Tribbett, who writes the Not Larry Sabato blog and has been connected to Petersen's campaign for over a decade, told the Post that the only reason Petersen would not run is if Senator Mark Warner decided to campaign for the seat.
If Petersen decided to run, his Republican opponent in the general election would be i, or Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.
The 34th district consists of parts of Centreville, Vienna, Oakton, Annandale, Burke, Fairfax Station and Fairfax City. Petersen , Gerarda Culipher, in the newly-configured district last November. He is serving his second term in the Senate and previously served two terms in the House of Delegates.
The Post has more information on Petersen's potential run.