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Mary Hayashi To Run For Nadia Lockyer Seat

Assemblywoman who pleaded no contest to shoplifting charges wants to replace the County Supervisor who resigned in a messy scandal.


has come true: Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi hopes to shrug off her involvement in a shoplifting epispode and run for the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's seat vacated by Nadia Lockyer, who .

Reports in the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle say Hayashi, 45, does not think her own scandal bars her from seeking elective office when term limits force her out of her Assembly seat. Hayashi pleaded no contest to shoplifting $2,450 worth of clothes from the Neiman Marcus in San Francisco's Union Square.

Hayashi told Tribune political reporter Josh Richman "the world doesn't end when you make a personal mistake."

The Chronicle reported that Hayashi, a Hayward Democrat, has more than $580,000 in campaign funds and seems to have support from campaign donors.

What do you think of Hayashi's run?

David July 30, 2012 at 10:08 PM
When Craig loses an argument, he goes from blaming the entire "system" to calling the person on the other side "racist," "sexist," "evil," and anything else that comes to his mind, along with throwing in vague, violent threats. But never mind him, he knows where I am every morning, and has yet to show his face.
Camaro on Cinderblocks August 02, 2012 at 03:54 PM
"She has already paid dearly and will be shamed for the rest of her life" What consequences? She's running for a higher paying job right now!!!! Shame??? How can she be shamed if she doesn't admit to the crime? A brain tumor and now it's I got lost text messaging and answering phone calls. I have an issue with 1 ASIAN WOMAN.......Mary Hayashi
kayster August 06, 2012 at 04:49 AM
It's not cost her dearly enough, Craig Williams, if the scumbag Hayashi is considering another run a public office. The woman needs to GO AWAY. Craw into a deep, dark hole and never show her face in a public election again. Only then will she have paid a decent price. What a hag.
Mike LeVien August 06, 2012 at 07:19 PM
By this time, thought she would be laughed out of running. Guess not. Can't wait to see her MUG SHOT all over on her opponent's campaign materials. The shoplifting queen keeps trying.
Ken Martin February 06, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Hayashi hasn't got brains enough or enough class to just give it up. She wants to continue to be another hog feeding at the publicly filled trough along with the other five monkeys on the board of Supervisors. But the solution is simple. Just don't vote for her. I'm sure she'll have some kind of opponent. Whether that person will be better or worse than Hayashi is anybody's guess. Just don't vote for Hayashi.


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