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Hayashi on the hot seat, loses party endorsement for Alameda supervisor

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alameda County’s Democratic Central Committee overwhelmingly endorsed interim supervisor Richard Valle over termed-out Assemblywoman and convicted shoplifter Mary Hayashi Saturday for Nadia Lockyer’s old seat on the board of supervisors. But from Steven Tavares’ account of the goings-on at East Bay Citizen, there was no shortage of intrigue. A sampler:

… there was a bit of buzz in the air as Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi strode into the small, stuffy office space in Hayward. Once she sat, back stone stiff, in front of fellow Democrats, her eyes darted across the room while she fired intermittent smiles and terrified grimaces. It was the definition of hot seat, which is probably why she visited the endorsement meeting with her long-time lieutenant Chris Parman…


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