Libby Schaaf is ‘all in’ for Loren Taylor, candidate hoping to unseat Desley Brooks

Oakland City Council candidate Loren Taylor

Now that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has thrown down the gauntlet against Councilmember Desley Brooks, she’s ready to back one of the candidates seeking to unseat the District 6 councilmember this November.

The upstart campaign of Oakland non-profit leader Loren Taylor received Schaaf’s endorsement Thursday. Taylor’s campaign for the East Oakland seat hopes the backing of the popular mayor will give the first-time candidate a high-profile early boost.

“I’ve known Loren Taylor for years and have seen him make an incredible difference in Oakland through non-profits and business leadership,” said Schaaf, in a statement. “We could use more of those skills on the City Council. I’m all in for Loren Taylor.”

Schaaf’s endorsement is yet another signal that Oakland’s establishment intends to end the reign of Oakland’s second longest-serving councilmember. Last week, Schaaf slammed Brooks’ behavior and divisive history, in addition, to referencing her as the “Donald Trump of Oakland.”

Taylor is among four potential candidates who have pulled papers for the November General Election race. Natasha Middleton, a former aide to Schaaf, is also eyeing a run, as is Marlo Rodriguez and Mya Whitaker.

Categories: #AD18, 2018 election, Desley Brooks, endorsement, Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, OakD6, Oakland, Oakland City Council

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