California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has filed for divorce from his wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Davis Lockyer, his spokesman said Monday.
Bill Lockyer, 71, filed the divorce papers in Alameda County Superior Court on Friday, according to his spokesman, Tom Dresslar.
The couple have been married for nine years and have an 8-year-old son.
Nadia Lockyer, 41, who has been in a substance abuse treatment program and alleges that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her in a motel in Newark on Feb. 3, announced her resignation on April 20.
Lockyer, who was elected to office in November 2010, said in her letter of resignation that said she wasn't able to be a good mother to her child and represent her 325,000 constituents in District 2 "while also trudging the waters of early recovery from addiction and the aftermath of interpersonal violence."
Lockyer apparently was referring to an incident at a motel in Newark on Feb. 3 in which she alleges that an ex-boyfriend assaulted her.
The District 2 seat that she served encompasses Hayward, Newark and Union City and parts of Fremont and Sunol. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted last month to have former Union City Councilman Richard Valle fill the seat until the November election.
Dresslar said Bill Lockyer wants the divorce petition "to be resolved to serve the best interests of his son" and "to be handled as
privately and amicably as possible."
Lockyer's attorney, Bruce Jobson, couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Nadia Lockyer also could not be reached for comment.
At 5:10 p.m. on Friday, shortly after Bill Lockyer filed for divorce, Nadia Lockyer was talking on her cell phone when she went off the road while driving in the 3690 block of Oakes Drive in Hayward, near the couple's home in the Hayward hills, according to Hayward police spokesman
Sgt. Eric Krimm.
He said Lockyer's car hit a light pole and struck a tree and she suffered some facial cuts and complained of pain in her arm.
Krimm said her car's air bag deployed so she was taken to a hospital by ambulance as a precautionary measure but she was treated and released. Lockyer was alone in her car and didn't injure anyone else, he said.
Investigators determined that the accident was caused by unsafe turning and inattention due to using her call phone but there's no indication she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Krumm said.
Lockyer was not cited and no charges are pending because she was the only person injured in the accident, he said.