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Art Torres stumping for Nadia Lockyer

Former California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres will be pounding the pavement in Hayward tomorrow on behalf of Alameda County Board of Supervisors candidate Nadia Lockyer.

The candidate – executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center in Oakland, a Hayward resident, and wife of state Treasurer Bill Lockyer – is competing with former state Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Sunol; Hayward City Councilman Kevin Dowling; and perhaps some other local officials for the District 2 Supervisor’s seat now held by Gail Steele, who’s retiring next year. District 2 encompasses parts of Hayward, Newark, Union City, Fremont, and Sunol; the election will be in June.

Torres, in Lockyer’s news release, said he’s “so proud” to support her.

“I have had the pleasure of knowing her ever since she was a young person who was intent on serving her community and making a difference,” he said. “Over the years, Nadia has proven herself as a leader who has consistently fought to empower her community, and Alameda County will greatly benefit from her dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm.”

Lockyer, who posted an early fundraising lead in August, said she’s “deeply honored” to have Torres’ support.

Her community walk with Torres will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Starbucks Coffee at 245 W. Jackson St. in Hayward. Looks as if her campaign Web site isn’t up yet, however.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.