Newark Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca is now one of four individuals hoping to be appointed to the District 2 seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that became vacant with former Supervisor Nadia Lockyer’s , according to media reports.
The Oakland Tribune reported that while five finalists were chosen, only four were interviewed after Lockyer’s predecessor Gail Steele withdrew her application from the pool of applicants.
During the interview, Apodaca also announced her plans to run in November, the Tribune reports.
The article states:
[Apodaca] showed her political ambition by shoring up the endorsement of the Newark police union. Apodaca also has the backing of organizations like the Alameda County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which wants to see a Latino in the District 2 seat. The chamber wanted the board to bypass the November election — as well as election laws — and appoint a Latino who would serve until 2014.
If she does run in November, she could face outgoing Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, of Hayward, who recently admitted to shoplifting $2,450 of trendy clothes.
The board plans to appoint someone to the District 2 seat by June 5 and that person will serve until the general election in November. District 2 consists of Newark, Union City, Hayward and a portion of Fremont and unincorporated Sunol.