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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ana Apodaca, Two-Term Newark Councilmember, Will Not Seek Re-Election

Newark Councilmember Ana Apodaca
will not seek re-election.
NEWARK CITY COUNCIL | Ana Apodaca, a two-term Newark council member who unsuccessfully sought appointment two years ago to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, will not seek re-election to her seat this fall.

Apodaca, 41, announced her decision last Thursday at a Newark City Council meeting, saying recent events led her to "re-assess my life." Although, she said, community member had urged her to run for third term, she added, "This has not been an easy decision but after careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election."

"Occasionally we have moments that are life changing. Moments that we know at the time we will always remember," said Apodaca. "Sometimes they are happy moments, sometimes we plan for months or even years for these moments and other times they happen out of nowhere on a Wednesday morning but we always remember them because life is never the same afterwards.

"Over the past two years I have had my share and these moments have caused me to re-assess my life. I have given serious thought to how I prioritize my time with family, my civic responsibilities, my career and other commitments."

As a former aide to then State Sen. Liz Figueroa, Apodaca was seen as a rising star in Alameda County. However, her was rise was diminished after losing a bid two years ago to become Newark mayor, in addition, to a hard-fought and controversial appointment process for the Board of Supervisors seat left vacated in 2012 by Nadia Lockyer.

Despite a strong showing during interviews, Supervisor Wilma Chan switched support late in the process from Apodaca to Richard Valle, who later received the appointment. However, not without unsubstantiated rumors put forth by Valle alleging during the interview process Apodaca had broken the rules and communicated via text messages with someone inside the supervisor's chambers. The alleged act, Valle posited, would have given her the questions beforehand. In addition, Apodaca has faced personal grief over the past year with the recent passing of her sister and father.

"I love Newark. It’s the city I was raised in—the best city in the Bay Area," said Apodaca. "And I have thoroughly enjoyed every single moment serving on the City Council."

22 comments :

Good luck in your future endeavors Ana.

Bad luck to the ignorant sexist above. Such childish language.

I must say that I am really glad to see Ana go. Now there is room for someone else to come in, hopefully someone who has the ability to be a leader and to really help people. I don't mean to hate on Ana, but she was pretty destructive. She reminded me of a "mean girl" in high school.

I don't know Ana well, surprisingly her supporters using such of &#%@ language on this thread... it does sound like a mean girl that cut school a lot.

Was really that fucked up ho bitch Wilma, 'I'm the HUGEST labor whore this side of the Rockies,' who cost Ana the appointment to District 2 that was rightfully hers. Instead, we got a mega union slut, Dick Up His Asso Valley, who has pissed and shit all over its residents.

Blame it all on Wilma HO, er Cunt, er Chan. All the same. Ana would have done great things if not for the Chan-Valley whore brigade.

A calls 'em like I sees 'em. A spade is a spade.

Just sayin'!

Now we know why Ana lost the appointment, just read her supporters' comments. Does Ana speak like that too!?

Wow! A dip shit, union whore lackey like you trying to come up with an original thought.

That's why you and your ilk lost Wisconsin. CA is next!

No, bitch, but she should.

Reason she 'lost,' is because of:

Was really that fucked up ho bitch Wilma, 'I'm the HUGEST labor whore this side of the Rockies,' who cost Ana the appointment to District 2 that was rightfully hers. Instead, we got a mega union slut, Dick Up His Asso Valley, who has pissed and shit all over its residents.

Blame it all on Wilma HO, er Cunt, er Chan. All the same. Ana would have done great things if not for the Chan-Valley whore brigade.

A calls 'em like I sees 'em. A spade is a spade.

Just sayin'!

Tavares, someone is harassing your blog. Either delete them or contact the police, they can be dangerously crazy.

Sorry, bitch. Freedom of the press. If you don't like, tune the fuck out. Law enforcement only respond when there is a threat, direct or implied. Haven't read anything even coming close.

Fact is you don't like facts. Again, tune the hell out, bitch.

Tavares has every right to remove your "Freedom of Press" from his blog, taxpayers didn't pay for EBC, Steven should tracing down IP addresses on those are harassing. The Fact is sad and shameful for Ana having supporters exercising Freedom in using F word and calling names to come across their points.

lol, if Marga wins not likely, you can imagine she, a bully, will be chasing the school board members out from their chairs everytime when votes against hers.

While the 'F word' is an expletive, it is used rather widely in 2014. The times have changed; this is not 1914, and that's a good thing. 'Bitch' is used anywhere and everywhere. It is listed in the American Heritage Dictionary, circa 1984--three decades ago. It is a legitimate term which is sexist, but hey, it's a sexist world. There are guys and gals, and that's it.

We have no problem with it. Try not being a prude yourself and get with it. Oh, and I'm sure Ana has lots of friends who come in all sizes, shapes, both genders, etc. In other words, big-frig deal.

Any male who uses a term that he knows is sexist and doesn't care is sure to be a single idiot with his head up his ass.

We've told you time and again, bitch, it's a sexist world.

Get with the times, bitch.

Dumb shit at 9:16 = head up her ass.

Got it!

Ana's supporter heads up Ana's rectum. Now we know how they campaign! Got it!

Written like the true whore-bitch you are. No doubt a Dick Valley slut. Got it!

August 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM supporter of Ana welcome anyone like to support Ana.

Thank you Ana for the good work you have done in Newark. We know you love Newark and Newark loves you. You would have easily won re-election.

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