Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Naida Lockyer's War Chest is in Need of Replenishment

By Steven Tavares

Nadia Lockyer has spent over three-quarters of a million dollars during the first six months of this year in her quest to become an Alameda County supervisor, according to financial disclosure forms filed this week. It may not be enough, though.

Despite benefiting from $556,280.36 in donations from her husband Bill Lockyer's campaign for attorney general--he will face Mimi Walters this November--Nadia Lockyer's campaign revealed a cash balance of just $4,687.80. The figure does not include unpaid debts of $4,382.80. Since the beginning of the year, her campaign has spent $750,170.85.

Since her last filing at the end of May, Bill Lockyer's campaign made two large donations totalling over $129,000. Most of the campaign's expenditures have gone towards consulting fees, according to the report. Nearly $100,000 was paid to the Oakland political consulting firm led by Larry Tramutola.

While Lockyer's campaign coffers may appear to be struggling to stay in the black, most observers believe large infusions of cash from Bill Lockyer's campaign are on the way and likely already in her bank account. "The answers will be in the 460s we file in September," said her consultant Katie Merrill.

Last June, Lockyer won 38 percent of a four-person race for the open seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors representing District 2. She did not gain a majority of the votes and will face former state senator Liz Figueroa in a runoff in November.

Figueroa, who eeked out a second place finish over Union City Mark Green with 24 percent of the vote, also reported a less-than-robust financial statement this week with a cash balance ending on June 30 of $8,067.55. The amount, though, is overshadowed by $37,306.71 in campaign debt, which includes a $10,000 loan Figueroa made to her campaign earlier this year.


  1. Does this give us an inside on what type of Supervisor she'd be?


    But come on...$500,000+ on a Supervisor campaign? Somewhere in Sacramento county, Mary Hayashi is complaining to her consultants, or whoever she dines with after work in a dimly lit restaurant, that she needs more...MORE!!!

    Can you imagine her campaign if she wasn't Bill Lockyer's wife? Oh wait, we wouldn't have a run-off.

  2. I'm concerned that Nadia Lockyer is just resigned to keep the money flowing from her husband. Only a couple thousand in the bank? So what? Bill is printing money as we speak. She looks like a spoiled rich kid.

  3. Nicholas E. TerryAugust 5, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    So does this mean if I gave to Bill, I support his wife? What if I don't support her, can I assume she has my money?

    Can a judge overturn this? Seems to be the thing to do if you don't like something.

  4. Well, she getting get out there and wiggle that little butt of hers.

  5. I think it's obscene that the Lockyers will spend close to, if not, over $1 million dollars for a local seat! They're covering up her shortcomings with tons of cash! I hope the voters see past Bill's power grab and don't get swayed by the dozens of mailers and tons of phone calls from their paid staff.

  6. This gal is a joke. An Affirmative Action hack, who comes from a long line of whiners and trouble makers, now thes gold digger is using left over cash from her Fathead Sugar Daddy to sit on the Board of Supervisors. Hope she doesn't sit too long otherwise that little butt of hers will balloon up.

  7. What this District needs is something new. Not
    some old retread looking to pad her retirement.
    Someone with the passion intelligence and heart needed for this position. We do not get
    candidates of this stature and eloquence in this area. We have a big city candidate that deserves are support and our vote. I will vote for Nadia Lockyer and urge my friends to do likewise. I have signed this anonymous because your column attacks people.And I prefer no attack just for saying the truth.