Union City Mayor and former City Council member are among a handful of individuals who’ve expressed interest in filling the now vacant Alameda County District 2 Supervisor Seat, according to media reports.
The Oakland Tribute reported that Green, Union City's mayor since 1993, and Valle, a former councilman of 13 years and the CEO of Tri-CED, have announced their interest in becoming former Supervisor Nadia Lockyer’s replacement. Valle confirmed his interest with Union City Patch Monday afternoon.
Green, whose term as mayor expires this year, is currently running for the 20th State Assembly District seat.
Valle currently has a bid in for the 2012 Union City mayoral race against fellow former councilwoman Carol Dutra-Vernaci. He previously ran for the District 2 Supervisor seat in 2006 but lost by a 1.6-percent margin to Gail Steele, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voter's Office.
Valle said that if he were to be selected as District 2 Supervisor, he would leave the mayoral race because he would be able to provide more resources to Union City from the county level.
"There's greater potential for more resources, greater potential for the greater good of the city as opposed to what a mayor can or can’t do," Valle told Union City Patch.
However, how the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will fill Lockyer's seat is still unknown. A regularly scheduled board meeting will be held tomorrow, when further information on the selection process may be announced.
According to the Tribune report, those also interested in the seat are Hayward City Councilman Mark Salinas, Newark Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca, and former Assembly member and former Newark city councilman Alberto Torrico.
Lockyer’s resignation, which surfaced after related to drug abuse and an extramarital affair, was last week.
District 2 encompasses Union City, Hayward, Newark, Fremont and Sunol.
Click here to read the full report from The Oakland Tribune.