It’s been more than 26 years since a candidate from the East Bay has thrown their hat into the presidential wing. The wait ends this Sunday when Sen. Kamala Harris debuts her presidential campaign at a rally on the steps of Oakland City Hall.
Harris, who announced her intention to run for president in a tweet Monday morning, is a Oakland native who was also raised in Berkeley. She spent eight years as an Alameda County prosecutor before becoming San Francisco District Attorney and statewide attorney general.
The rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza on the corner of 14th Street and Broadway is set to begin at noon. Click here to RSVP for the event.
The last credible presidential candidate from the East Bay was Jerry Brown in 1992. A second former Alameda County prosecutor, Rep. Eric Swalwell, is also expected to join the presidential primary field.