TODAY SHE ANNOUNCED SHE'S RUNNING FOR THE TEXAS STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 25. CHARLES GONZALEZ SPOKE WITH THE NEW SENATE CANDIDATE THIS AFTERNOON AND IS LIVE DOWNTOWN WITH MORE ON HER BIG DECISION. 3 3 CHAN SAID WHEN SHE EMIGRATED HERE DECADES AGO THAT SHE NEVER PLANNED FOR A LIFE IN POLITICS. NOW IN HER THIRD TERM ON CITY COUNCIL, SHE'S RUNNING FOR THE STATE SENATE SEAT IN DISTRICT 25 CURRENTLY SHE'S RUNNIGN FOR THE POSITION, NOT AGAINST CAMPBELL, WHOM SHE SEEMS TO SHARE SIMILAR POLITICAL VIEWS. CAMPBELL SENT MAYOR CASTRO AN OPEN LETTER IN OPPOSITION TO THE NON-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE WHICH CHAN ALSO OPPOSED. OPPOSED."I do know that a lot of people in San Antonio agree with me and that's my family values."SOME OF THOSE 3 RESIDENTS ARE IN HER COUNCIL DISTRICT AND WOULD ALSO FALL INTO HER SENATE DISTRICT. A SELF-DESCRIBED OPPONENT OF WASTEFUL GOVERNMENT SPENDING, SHE WANTS TO PROTECT TEXAS FROM WASHINGTON POLICIES SHE FEELS COULD IMPACT THE STATE'S ECONOMIC VIABILITY. VIABILITY."This is an energy state and there is a lot of potential, lot of opportunities and we need to look into that, also education." 3 CHAN PLANS TO START WORKING OUT LOGISTICS ISSUES WITH HER NEW SENATE CAMPAIGN AND SAYS HER EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH THE NEEDS AND VALUES OF DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS WILL RELATE TO WORKING WITH SIX DIFFERENT COUNTIES. THE DEADLINE TO FILE IS DECEMBER NINTH AND SHE WILL HAVE TO RESIGN FROM CITY COUNCIL WHEN SHE DOES FILE. LIVE DOWNTOWN, CHARLES GONZALEZ KSAT 12 NEWS.