If I said that Lockyer had spent $1.5 million during the 2010 campaign, you’d probably think I’m talking about Bill Lockyer, the recently re-elected State Treasurer.

But in this case, I’m talking about his wife, Nadia. Last week, Nadia was elected Alameda County Supervisor for District two after spending more than $1.5 million in her campaign, making it one of the costliest supervisor elections in state history.

In fact, after receiving just under 28,500 votes, her election cost her $53 per vote.

Now, she’s looking ahead to the challenges facing the county, including a deficit in excess of $152 million dollars.

From the Oakland Tribune:

In January, Nadia Lockyer will become the first new county supervisor from District 2 in nearly two decades — the culmination of a nearly 1½-year campaign for the county board seat.

“I was humbled,” said Lockyer, describing winning the seat. “I was really, really humbled. There were so many volunteers, so many weekend walks, so many people helped do this.”

Lockyer, a 39-year-old Hayward resident and executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, claimed the spot on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors emphatically early Wednesday morning when unofficial voting results showed her with a commanding 64 percent of the vote. She easily beat former state Sen. Liz Figueroa, who garnered nearly 36 percent of the vote.

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