Story updated at 4:50 p.m. based on statements provided to The Bee by state Treasurer Bill Lockyer and and Supervisor Nadia Lockyer.
California Treasurer Bill Lockyer's wife Nadia Lockyer , whose battles with substance abuse and an allegedly abusive affair became public earlier this year, announced today that she will resign from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to focus on her family and her recovery.
The development was first reported by the Bay Area News Group, who interviewed Nadia Lockyer in her Hayward living room.
In a statement issued late Friday, Nadia Lockyer said she could no longer balance being a mother and county supervisor with her recovery from addiction and dealing with the "aftermath of interpersonal violence."
She cited both Mother's Day and National Crime Victims' Rights Week in her announcement. The California Department of Justice, where Bill Lockyer previously served as attorney general, is still investigating Nadia Lockyer's allegation that she was assaulted in February by her lover in a Newark hotel but has not filed charges.
"Today, for my child, and in the spirit of Mother's Day and National Victims Rights' Week, I hereby announce my resignation from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, in order that I may focus on the well-being of my child, recovery from chemical dependence and interpersonal violence, and transitioning to work in the private sector," she stated.
Bill Lockyer issued his own statement later today: "I fully support Nadia's decision to step down as county supervisor and focus on completing her recovery and caring for our son. She has worked hard and well for her district. But the last year took a great toll on Nadia. It's best for her, best for Diego and best for our family that she leave public office."
Kevin Yamamura contributed to this report.