Judy Biviano Lloyd — Bay Area chairwoman of the Bush-Cheney 2000 campaign, and later U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao’s representative for California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam — just issued a news release saying she filed candidacy papers today to run for the 15th Assembly District seat in 2008, when Guy Houston, R-San Ramon, will be termed out.
Lloyd, 46, of Dublin, now co-owns Altamont Solutions, Inc. in Pleasanton, a custom software consulting company in the health care and biotechnology industries. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005 named her as an alternate to the California Coastal Commission and she was among his re-election campaign co-chairs last year, helping to wrangle his support in the business community.
“I have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from small business owners, educators, parents, public officials, and citizens who truly care about the future of our community. As voters get to know me, they will see that I have the passion and the vision to move the 15th Assembly District forward, improve our quality of life and solve problems,” she wrote in her release. “As a mother, I see the future in my son’s eyes every day. As an entrepreneur, I thrive on the spirit that creates innovative pathways to success and a brighter future. Public service is my passion and helping people is my inspiration. I will never forget that my first responsibility is to the people.”
She said she believes in a free market philosophy of limited government and will fight to make sure taxpayer dollars are allocated with the needs of the people in mind — not the politicians. “In Sacramento, I will be an advocate for accountability and transparency in government. I will also fight to ensure that taxpayer dollars are focused in a fiscally responsible way that will keep the East Bay thriving well into the future.”