For the past two months, Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer’s public life has been shaken with a scandal of , an alleged assault and .
Despite her tainted reputation and , and after a short stint in rehab, Lockyer, 40, held on to her elected position until today, when she told the Bay Area News Group that she will be stepping down.
According to a Bay Area News Group report, Lockyer, who represents District 2 and is the wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, will announce her resignation in a letter. She wants to focus on her recovery and taking care of her 8-year-old son, the article stated.
Lockyer told a reporter:
"Today is a significant day for me personally and professionally. I think the public deserves and wants some answers and is tired of hearing about me and all this drama. I am resigning today as a mother. ... I need to resign and focus on the recovery of the assault and the abusive relationship, healing my heart and my psyche."
According to BANG, her letter states:
"Without a doubt, being a mother is the most important role and duty of my lifetime. I can surely be a great mom and effectively represent the 325,000 plus constituents of District 2, yet not while also tredging the waters of early recovery from addiction and the aftermath of interpersonal violence. In AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous), days of sobriety are counted. In motherhood, the number of days with a healthy level of stress and tears should be too."