Miley Shoots Down Rampant Rumor He’s Eyeing A Run For Oakland Mayor

OAKLAND | Is Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley quietly preparing a run for mayor of Oakland next year? The rumor has dogged him recently, but he says it is “not true.”

“I don’t know who started that rumor, where it started or how it started,” he said Thursday, although he noted people have been talking about it for a few months.

However, Miley said he has interest in the mayor’s office sometime in the future, but just not now. “I wouldn’t rule out running for mayor at some point, but definitely not 2014,” he said.

There are reasons why some think the Miley for mayor speculation may be more than rumor. Miley acolytes have been putting out feelers in his district for possible replacements on the Board of Supervisors.

While the number of people contacted is not known. It is believed to be more than the one public official who told The Citizen last week they were asked questions gauging their future interest in the seat.

If Miley runs and were to win, the next board member would likely be picked through an appointment process similar to the search for Nadia Lockyer’s replacement last year after she resigned from the board. Miley won re-election to the board last June for a fourth term.

In addition, Miley’s recent heated rhetoric towards the leadership in Oakland have some wondering if his words have ulterior motives.

Last January, Miley took issue with Oakland City Hall over struggles between the city and county for potentially sharing the costs of a police academy. “The politics in Oakland have to stop because people are dying,” Miley said. “It’s got to stop because enough is enough.”

During a board meeting last March, Miley again spoke harshly of the leadership in Oakland. “I think Rome is burning,” he said, “I’ve seen it go down the tubes over the years.”

When asked about his recent comments Miley downplayed its meaning. “I feel passionate about Oakland because I live in Oakland.”

Categories: 2014, Alameda County Board, Jean Quan, mayor, Nate Miley, Oakland

9 replies

  1. Poor Oakland. Same o same o. It's the same in the past, the present, and will be in the future. Same old stuff.


  2. What a thankless, no-win job. If Miley's smart he'll avoid it at all costs.


  3. My name is Irate Nate Miley. I strong-armed a deal to put my kid on Skank Nadia Lockyer's staff and when she imploded, held out for union boss Dick Valley, who promised me that he would retain the boy.

    I do deals with boku bucks of county $$$. Hell, you like the way I operate, I'll do Oakland too. I mean I'll do that to Oakland too. Shitloads of county $$$$ to lard out!


  4. What a perfect combination!! A “piece of Shit” to run a “Sewage Tank”.


  5. By MW:

    However Nate Miley says he has no interest in the job for the near future.

    And I am sure Miley, and who is both a politician and also a law school graduate, would never lie.

    Second, I am also sure that in regard to the things he says and does, we can take them at face value, since I am sure Nate “The Weasel and Pathological Liar” Miley has far too much integrity to have any ulterior motives.


  6. Nate is always so critical of Jerry Brown, saying that he ruined Oakland. In public meetings he goes on and on about how much he hates Jerry Brown. It would be interesting to see if he could do any better than Brown as mayor of Oakland.

    …We know he would legalize weed. Maybe that would be enough to get him elected.


  7. Miley with all his baggage would be better than Quan. if Miley really wants something, like Ashland Youth Center, he gets it done


  8. Miley and his corruption need to go the way of Mary Hayashi – out to pasture (hope she is still there?). I think he should take his law degree to the East Coaast or anywhere else but the East Bay CA. It seems all the recent comments from the Board on issues are 'divide and conquer' tactics, play up one, play down another junk. How powerful (or not) are Ahern and Muranishi – they certainly have WAY higher salaries than the board (who controls them) – are they near $300,000 give-or-take with perks? – isn't it time for SH to retire as she has helped many other useful older women in the county retire (unvoluntarily) – who's idea was that? Bye Bye Miley


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