Abel Guillen puts on his Running Shoes; Declares Run for Oakland District 2 Race

Abel Guillen, left, during a candidate’s forum in 2012. Guillen announced Wednesday he’s running for the Oakland City Council and with the endorsement of his former opponent Rob Bonta, right. PHOTO/Shane Bond

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | DISTRICT 2 | Abel Guillen announced on Facebook today that he’s running for the open District 2 seat on the Oakland City Council. Guillen, an elected member of the Peralta Community College Board of Trustees since 2006, is the fifth declared candidate in the November council race.

“I simply love this city. Oakland has played big role in my life, shaping my character and instilling my dedication to community service. Oakland’s challenges are many and varied, but the solutions lie in our neighborhoods, our communities, our schools and the people of our city. I want to make District 2 an example of how we can move Oakland forward, together and build together,” said Guillen in a press release…