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Bill Lockyer gives his wife’s campaign $110k more

Incumbent California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who it seems has barely lifted a finger to fend off Republican challenger state Sen. Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, dropped another $110,000 on his wife’s campaign for Alameda County Supervisor this week.

That brings Lockyer for Treasurer 2010’s total contributions to Nadia Lockyer‘s supervisorial campaign to almost $1.32 million. Nadia Lockyer, who directs the Alameda County District Attorney’s Family Justice Center, is competing with former state Sen. Liz Figueroa, D-Sunol, for the District 2 supervisor’s seat, which represents Hayward, Newark, Union City, a chunk of Fremont and unincorporated Sunol.

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters reports that the 2nd Supervisorial District has 128,168 registered voters; thus, Bill Lockyer has given Nadia Lockyer about $10.29 for every person who could possibly vote in this election. Of course, the turnout will be far less; watch for a cost-per-vote analysis once all the returns and campaign finance reports are in.

Bill Lockyer’s campaign committee still had $5,064,132.91 cash on hand as of Oct. 16, the end of the last reporting period.

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.

  • RIck K.

    The Lockyers probably are going to set a new record for spending in an Alameda County supervisorial district election. It would be interesting to learn how exactly Lockyer and Figueroa differ on the issues. Also, will one or both ultimately contend for Rep. “Pete” Stark’s congressional seat? Perhaps through a primary challenge? As for Bill Lockyer, he’s probably spending more for his lopsided Treasurer race than just about any other candidate for statewide constitutional office other than governor. Has he given up on his ambition to become governor? Maybe he’s spending all of the money just to brag that he received more votes than any other person on the ballot in 2010 (even more than Controller John Chiang)? Is he just passing the political “baton” onto his wife?

  • DebCalvert

    Amazing how politicians get away with murder. Sun Healthcare, via it’s CEO at the time, former CEO Richard K Matros, killed my mother and 4 others in 2003 with lack of staffing, MRSA, broken equipment that kept getting worse yet Lockyer, who had an injunction against Sun dated 2001 ignored our pleas for help. Why? Contributions from Sun’s P.A.C. Now that money has gone to his wife, a known drug user? Shameful

  • DebCalvert