Lockyer Raised 92% Of Campaign Funds From Bill

SUPE SPENT $1.53 MILLION; $210,000 IN DONATIONS CAME AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION
By Steven Tavares

When accountants for Bill Lockyer’s campaign for treasurer closed the books on 2010 they found contributions to his wife Nadia Lockyer’s run for Alameda County Supervisor totaled over $1.4 million, according to campaign finance reports released Monday.

Nadia Lockyer’s successful campaign for supervisor last November astounded many long-time local observers for the unheard of haul of contributions. The reports detail her campaign raked in a total of $1.53 million, with her husband accounting for a whopping 92 percent of her total. Lockyer’s ending balance for 2010 still leaves her with nearly $111,000 in funds. By comparison, her opponent for supervisor Liz Figueroa spent over $120,000, including loans, for the entire campaign.

According to the report, Bill Lockyer’s campaign contributed $210,000 to his wife’s war chest after the election day. On Nov. 22, Lockyer donated $185,000 along with another $25,000 on Dec. 22. Another $110,000 was deposited just a week before the election.

Nadia Lockyer went on to win the board seat for District 2 while garnering nearly two-thirds of the vote in the general election. Bill Lockyer also coasted to re-elected for treasurer while spending $6.87 million, according to his campaign finance reports, with just under $3 million in the bank.

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