The wife of California state treasurer Bill Lockyer will offer her resignation Tuesday from the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, after a stint in rehab and an affair. ABC San Francisco reports:
Lockyer reignited a relationship with ex-boyfriend 35-year-old Stephen Chikhani last summer. Chikhani has a history of methamphetamine abuse and met Lockyer in a rehab program in 2010.
That renewed relationship caused friction with her husband, 70-year-old state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.Then in February she accused Chikhani of assaulting her in a Newark hotel room, causing head and neck injuries. Days later she entered into rehab.
ANCHOR: On Tuesday, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will vote on accepting the resignation of fellow supervisor Nadia Lockyer. For the first time, Lockyer is speaking on camera about it. ABC7 news reporter Tomas Roman shows us what she has to say.
REPORTER: Nadia Lockyer struggles to maintain her composure during this interview.
NADIA LOCKYER: I don’t know.
REPORTER: During this four-minute interview with the San Jose Mercury-Reporter, 40-year-old Nadia Lockyer spoke about why she’s resigned as an Alameda County supervisor.
LOCKYER: I am resigning today, as a mother and as a—I don’t like to say the word victim, but as somebody that didn’t realize how difficult it would be to heal from what I went through the last year.
REPORTER: Lockyer reignited a relationship with ex-boyfriend, 35-year-old Stephen Chikani last summer. Chikani has a history of methamphetamine abuse and met Lockyer in a rehab program in 2010. That renewed relationship caused friction with her husband, 70-year-old state treasurer Bill Lockyer. Then, in February, she accused Chikani of assaulting her in this Newark hotel causing head and neck injuries. Days later, she again entered in rehab.
LOCKYER: I do need to resign, because I need to really, really focus on my recovery from both the assault, that abusive relationship, you know, healing my heart and my psyche.
REPORTER: In her letter of resignation, she wrote she also wants to concentrate on raising her child. Her fellow supervisors say that all the media attention caused too many distractions. They say they support her, and her decision to resign.
LOCKYER: I loved being supervisor. And I think I did a hell of a job. I do, I do think I accomplished a lot in that short year.
REPORTER: The board will have 60 days to find a replacement to finish her term. If they can’t find a replacement, Gov. Jerry Brown will appoint a successor.
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