Attorney General's Wife. with no previous experience, Gets Top Job in Alameda County Domestic Violence Center
14 Dec 2006 15:36 GMT
This is a very short article and commentary on Nadia Lockyer, wife of Attorney General Bill Lockyer, being givena a $90,000 per year job as Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, a job for which she seems to have no special qualifications. The article also questions the propriety of her employment, considering her husband's position.
The Alameda county Family Justice Center is one of meny local agencies funded by the Federal Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women, (OVW).
The center is relatively new, and there was a recent search for the Execuitve Director. Eventually, Nadia Davis Lockyer was given the top job, which pays about $90,000 per year. (initial pay was $65,000 but extra money was found to make it $90,000. I am researching where the extra money came from)
Here is a link to the brochure she put out on her past work and life experience:
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This brochure actually gave me a very good laugh. Ms. Lockyer spends three pages telling us about herself, (which all boils down to she had a lawyer father who was involved in Hispanic politics, and she is following his path) and talks about little volunteer work things she's done, but does not tell us her most important qualification for the job, that she's married to the Attorney General. All she says at the end is, "Ms. Lockyer is married and lives in Oakland".
The name Lockyer is relatively rare. Ms. Lockyer uses it, rather than her maiden name, it would seem she wants to have it both ways. She wants political people to know who her husband is, but she doesn't want the public to realize how she got her job. (a job which is a great political platform, this issue of domestic violence is now thoroughly mainstream)
There is not much question that many long time activists in tihs field wanted the top job. The Center is only ten minutes drive from the Rockridge area which has been a locus for this movement.
I will attempt to find out what intrigues occurred before she got the job, where her salary is coming from and if any ethical rules have been violated, as far as nepotism and special influence by the Attorney General are concerned.