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County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer to Resign

Will step down to focus on her recovery and taking care of her son, according to media reports.

 

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."

Read the full Bay Area News Group report here.

Paul Vargas April 21, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Well, I'll be a monkey's Uncle. Thank goodness for this. She actually does have some semblence of a brain and dignity. Good bye and good riddance.
Paul Vargas April 21, 2012 at 05:55 AM
The Board of Supervisors better not pull some crap and appoint some buddy to the position. There is an election date in November, have a special election to fill the remaining 2 years.
Ken Briggs April 21, 2012 at 02:50 PM
well , she did something right , how about letting the former state sen, Liz Figueroa take over ? But Nadia needs to get off of drugs and booze and stay away from her druggie friends .
Robo Eng April 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Now it's time for hayashi to follow this example.
Paul Vargas April 21, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I couldn't agree more. It's time for these low-life, hypocrites to get the hell out of town. These people have destroyed society more than their junkie lives have been ruined. It's time for them to get the hell out of government. But, what's more important it's time for the residents of Alameda County to wake up and get these junkies, crooks and hypocrites out of office.
Kris July 23, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Well, bcz we are not contesting, these junkies fill the space

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