OAKLAND//MAYOR 2014 | Next year’s mayoral race in Oakland is certain to be dominated by public safety, and candidate Joe Tuman vowed today to make that the central platform of his campaign. The university professor and local television political analyst, who ran an unsuccessful bid for Oakland mayor in 2010, announced this afternoon his run to challenge Oakland Mayor Jean Quan in 2014 with plans to reverse the city’s nagging problems associated with violent crime, including adding up to 350 new police officers.

“I want to be clear that my campaign for mayor of this city will really focus on the real issue — the dominate issue, the narrative of this city — and that is public safety, or, more accurately, the absence of public safety,” said Tuman during a press conference outside Oakland City Hall today. “What we need in the city going forward is, and what I intend to do in my campaign for mayor, is recalibrate a new normal.”