DENVER - Sen. Jim Isgar has applied for a job outside the Legislature and might soon be leaving the state Senate.
"I did put my name in for something, but I haven't heard I'm going to get it," Isgar said.
He declined to discuss it more because his application is in process, but he thinks he will hear soon.
If Isgar leaves, he would be the second or third Democratic senator to announce a departure this week. Wednesday, Sen. Jennifer Veiga of Denver said she will leave the Senate in May to move to Australia. And Thursday, a news report said Senate President Peter Groff will be named to an education post in President Barack Obama's administration.
Isgar would not confirm whether he has applied for a position in the Obama administration, but he's experienced in agriculture and water issues.
If Isgar leaves the Senate, a Democratic vacancy committee would name a replacement to finish his term, which ends in 2010.
According to state law, the vacancy committee will be composed of the chairs, vice chairs and secretaries of all the county Democratic Party committees in Isgar's district - La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel and Dolores counties.
Toni Gurnea, chairwoman of the Montezuma County Democrats, said Thursday she hadn't heard of an impending departure by Isgar.