April 24, 2012 | Neither Neiman Marcus security, misdemeanor, nor benign brain tumor can stop the political aspirations of Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi.

The Citizen has learned Hayashi personally contacted three of the four remaining Alameda County supervisors about replacing former supervisor Nadia Lockyer, who resigned last Friday.

Hayashi’s name was reported on a short-list of possible candidates for the interim position last weekend in The Citizen, but the extent of her interest was not know until Tuesday.

A county source, though, said, “She would never get it,” but the political chutzpah of the infamous assemblywoman is as much bewildering as it is shocking. It was only in late October 2011 that San Francisco Police nabbed Hayashi shoplifting $2,450 in high end clothing from Neiman Marcus in Union Square. She plead guilty to a misdemeanor last January and then dropped a bombshell when her lawyer revealed she was struggling with a benign brain tumor.

There was no answer today at Hayashi’s district office.

Hayashi is termed out of the assembly at the end of this year. Because of a two-year open window until she could potentially run for state senate in 2014, her options as public official are dwindling along with public support.