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Original post made by Michael Austin, Pleasanton Meadows, on Mar 7, 2014

Mary Hayashi, of Hayward, convicted two years ago of shoplifting $2,450 worth of cloths from Neiman Marcus in San Francisco, announced Tuesday of last week that she has the United Farm Workers Endorsement in her new campaign for the 10TH state Senate District seat.
Hayashi's news release said the UFW President Arturo Rodriguez wrote that Hayashi's actions "have demonstrated a strong commitment to the farmworker movement and help improve the lives of farmworkers. We hold you in the highest regard and consider you to be an individual with platinum status in the eyes of farmworkers."
I want to believe that President Rodriguez is not referring to Hayashi's shoplifting actions that is motivating the farmworkers to improve their lives.
Hayashi is running for the Senate seat held by Ellen Corbett, Democrat from San Leandro, who is terming out. Other candidates are Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, A Fremont Democrat, Roman Reed, another Fremont democrat, and a Republican Peter Kuo, from Santa Clara.
Hayashi finance reports filed show that Hayashi has $734,000 in her campaign account and no outstanding debts. Wieckowski has about $125,000 in the bank and debt of $32,000, Reed has about $49,000 after lending his campaign $40,000, and Kuo has $24,000, including a $5000 loan from his own pocket.
Hayashi did not provide a status update regarding her brain tumor, which may or may not have impacted her excursion two years ago at the Neiman Marcus store.
I certainly will be out working to counter her campaign war chest to help the nearest rival to defeat her in this election, be it Republican or Democrat.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 7, 2014 at 8:02 pm

tee hee hee...

i read today that pope francis admitted to stealing a rosary from the dead body of another priest while he was in his casket..duh

(Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)

so who cares if she stole a few items from nm...duh

the world is changing and you're not?

i rest my case...

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Mar 8, 2014 at 5:11 pm

An individual that the late Hunter Thompson would certainly call a relentless reprobate.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Interesting, however probably fairly accurate summation about Mary Hayashi regarding the description as reprobate. If one looks at the meaning and associated synonyms, one need only pick their favorite!
REPROBATE - an unprincipled person (often used humorously or affectionately).
synonyms: rogue, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, good-for-nothing, villain, wretch, rake, degenerate, libertine, debauchee;

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Posted by Clete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Yes, and what a bonus that we can assign to this person all these synonyms without even having to refer to her race or ethnicity.

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Posted by Fisher
a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

I doubt very much Hunter S. Thompson would have called Hayashi a "relentless repropate." He may, however, have called a person who generates this kind of thread a "relentless reprobate."

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