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Mary Hayashi

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Mary Hayashi
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Former candidate for
California State Senate, District 10
Base salary$95,290.56 per year
Per diem$141.86 per day
Prior offices
California State Assembly
District 18
Campaign website
Mary Hayashi was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the California State Senate.

Hayashi previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 18 from 2006 to 2012. She served as Assistant Majority Whip.


Hayashi's professional experience includes working as the California Director of the American Public Health Association.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hayashi served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hayashi served on these committees:


Political Courage test

Hayashi did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[3][4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Hayashi ranked as an 89.[5]

Hayashi's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 108 - Individual health care coverage
  • AB 210 - Green building standards
  • AB 498 - Affordable housing: veterans

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Campaign themes


Hayashi's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[6]

Protecting Schools and Educational Opportunities

  • Excerpt: "In the State Senate, Hayashi will fight to:
  • Invest in our schools so every child has access to a quality education
  • Make college more affordable for local students
  • Expand after-school and job-training programs to prepare students for tomorrow’s jobs"



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bob Wieckowski (D) and Peter Kuo (R) defeated Mary Hayashi (D), Roman Reed (D) and Audie Bock (I) in the blanket primary. Wieckowski defeated Kuo in the general election.[7][8][9]

California State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski 68% 111,162
     Republican Peter Kuo 32% 52,302
Total Votes 163,464
California State Senate, District 10 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski 35.4% 36,773
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kuo 26.3% 27,332
     Democratic Mary Hayashi 20.6% 21,448
     Democratic Roman Reed 13.6% 14,098
     Independent Audie Bock 4.1% 4,284
Total Votes 103,935


Hayashi was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Hayashi won re-election to the 18th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated Republican Michael Havig in the November 2 general election.[10]

California State Assembly, District 18 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Hayashi (D) 85,237
Michael Havig (R) 28,124


In 2008 Hayashi was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 18. Hayashi (D) finished with 115,780 votes while her opponent Lou Filipovich (R) finished with 33,596 votes.[11] Hayashi raised $749,497 for her campaign fund.[12]

California State Assembly District 18
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Hayashi (D) 115,780
Lou Filipovich (R) 33,596

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hayashi raised $941,200 in contributions.[13]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $18,200
California Teachers Association $15,600
California State Pipe Trades Council $15,600
California Dental Association $15,600


Below are Hayashi's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Medical Assoc $14,400
CA Dental Assoc $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
CA Building Industry Assoc $12,819

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On January 6, 2012, Hayashi pled "no contest" to a charge of shoplifting. This was based on an incident that took place on October 23, 2011 at a Neiman Marcus store in Union Square in San Francisco. Surveillance cameras showed Hayashi leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. When apprehended, the amount of clothing in her shopping bag for which she had not paid came to about $2,500.[15] After Hayashi pled no contest, Judge Gerardo Sandoval sentenced her to three years of probation. He also ordered her to pay $180 in fines and court costs and ruled that she must stay at least 50 feet away from the Neiman Marcus store in question.[15]

Spokespeople for Hayashi blamed the October shoplifting incident on a benign brain tumor and also said that when the incident took place, she had been distracted by a cell phone call, and therefore forgot to pay for the $2,500 of merchandise before exiting the store with the merchandise in her bag. Her attorney, Douglas Rappaport, said, "Now that Ms. Hayashi's medical condition resulting in her arrest has been taken care of, she decided that she would resolve the case as well. It is being treated. It's no longer affecting her concentration or her judgment."[15]

District Attorney George Gascon said, "She is a first-time offender. She has no criminal record. So while what she did is inexcusable and she needs to be held accountable for her actions, I think it's appropriate to examine and explore all the different possibilities."[15]


Hayashi is married to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Dennis Hayashi. She is on the Board of the Chabot College Foundation, Girls, Incorporated of Alameda County, the National Breast Cancer Coalition and Research America.[15][1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 18
Succeeded by
Rob Bonta (D)