Normally, the Alameda County Supervisor's race isn't all that exciting to those who live outside Alameda County.
But the race for one seat in District 2 became big news when Nadia Lockyer, wife of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer, stepped down in April after her affair and drug addiction became public earlier this year.
Then, the race for her seat became even more high-profile when State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi said she wanted in - and was later convicted last year on a misdemeanor shoplifting chargg. She admitted to taking $2,450 in clothes from Neiman Marcus, and is still on probation.
But in the end, the winner of this seat is someone with much less baggage. Richard Valle won with 36 percent of the vote. The former Union City councilman had been installed in July after Lockyer stepped down.
Hayashi trailed in third place.