The Hayward mayoral race got a little more crowded last week, with Councilwoman Barbara Halliday jumping in.
She joins Councilmen Mark Salinas and Francisco Zermeno, who both earlier announced their intent to seek the post in the June 2014 election.
Halliday, 63, was elected to her third council term in 2012, gathering the most votes in an election to fill four council spots. Like Zermeno, she will retain her council seat if she does not win the mayoral race.
Current Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney announced in August that he would not seek re-election when his term is up next year.
Halliday has volunteered in the city's after-school Homework Support Center for three years, and said if elected, she would work with the Hayward school district to improve safety and student performance.