Roland Burris's U.S. senate term began when he was sworn-in by then Vice President Dick Cheney.
Burris, a former Illinois comptroller and attorney general, was appointed by then Governor Rod Blagojevich. The Senate seat became vacant when Barack Obama resigned after winning the 2008 election for president.
Burris decided not to run in Tuesday's election for a full six-year term. But is his career in public office over, or might he run for Chicago mayor? We'll ask him about that and many other issues in this NewViews.