UPDATE: I got beat to the punch on this one. Both in regards to Figueroa and Nadia Lockyer. Click here.
This has pretty much been common knowledge for a long time, but former state Senator Liz Figueroa is, in fact, going to run for Gail Steele’s seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Steele, who isn’t running for re-election, represents Hayward, Castro Valley, Union City, Newark, north Fremont and some other places as well.
It might be a tough race. I heard recently — and folks at Wieckoski’s party were also saying it — that the wife of a major state politician will be seeking the seat. I’ll call today just to make sure it’s true.