By Steven Tavares
Figueroa says she recognized the name of Mario Juarez last week along with his spotty background and criticized Lockyer for not knowing her own backyard "This shows she doesn't know what's going on in her own community," said Figueroa.
The campaign for Figueroa sent the press release late last Thursday, just before the scheduled event leaving and leaving Lockyer scrambling. "We were doing a lot of running around," Lockyer said in response to a previous query the same day that went unanswered. "When did her and Bill decide not to go?" asked Figueroa. "On the car ride over there?"
The two-term state senator, who represented nearly the same imprint as the county seat she hopes to win, lost the June primary to Lockyer and barely won a chance to face off in the November general election. Lockyer has parlayed an enormous money advantage over Figueroa on the back of over $550,000 in donations from the campaign of her husband (as of the last filing period) making her the prohibitive favorite to replace the retiring Gail Steele on the board of supervisors this November.