Mary Hayashi

ELECTION 2014 | STATE SENATE | 10TH DISTRICT | Outside of Rep. Eric Swalwell, no other East Bay politician has a bigger campaign war chest than Mary Hayashi. However, the considerable bulge in her pocket book came mostly from contributions received before her political meltdown in late 2011. Money is money, though, but campaign finance reports released Friday show Hayashi received just over $18,000 last year. Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, her opponent in the sprawling 10th State Senate District, conversely raised over $258,000, but still trails the former assemblywoman with less than over six times the cash in hand.

Hayashi has taken a very low profile since finishing a dismal third in the 2012 Alameda County supervisorial race. Only recently has she appeared at various Democratic and union functions around Hayward and the Tri-Cities. Many believe this is her last chance and she will cash out during this race. A good portion of each dollar Wieckowski raises will likely need to be employed to remind (inform) voters in this large district that stretches from Castro Valley to San Jose exactly who Hayashi is and what she do in 2011 (shoplifting at Neiman Marcus).

The third candidate in his race, Roman Reed, a Fremont planning commissioner who was paralyzed two decades ago playing college football, raised $52,715 since the beginning of his candidacy late last year. Reed is viewed as a acolyte of former Assemblymember Alberto Torrico, also a former friend of Wieckowski. Yet another reason why Wieckowski needs more money. 

SD 10…….End Cash..2h-In…..2013-In…2h-Out….2013-Out

HAYASHI…..$734,010  $ 12,365  $ 18,265  $  9,998  $ 35,238
WIECKOWSKI..$125,116  $123,520  $258,034  $ 80,044  $167,121

REED……..$ 49,233  $ 52,715  $ 52,715  $  3,481  $  3,481