Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is on the way to repeating her dominating 2014 election victory. Schaaf is leading the field of nine challengers with a whopping 65 percent of the first-place votes, with just 17 percent of precincts in Oakland… Read More ›
Look for extremely close toss-up races in Oakland’s Districts 2, 4, and a nail biter in District 6 next Tuesday.
Last spring, New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s two-minute campaign video reset the course for underdog progressive candidates across the country. Ocasio-Cortez ultimately defeated 20-year Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley. A similar dynamic exists in Oakland and mayoral candidate Cat Brooks is… Read More ›
Mercurial Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liu is suing Silicon Valley giants Twitter and Facebook for $150 million in damages. Liu field the lawsuit last week in Alameda Superior Court and alleges that both companies limited his reach to his followers… Read More ›
“She’s on TV saying he quit for personal reasons. But she lied,” says mayoral challenger Pamela Price.
The East Bay’s largest progressive group is backing a number of candidates running insurgent campaign against Oakland incumbents for the mayor’s race and two council matchups. The Wellstone Renewal Club is apparently not immune from the current zeitgeist surrounding far… Read More ›
Schaaf defends use of Tuff Sheds to house the homeless, says the temporary solution is working
Pamela Price ran a spirited campaign for Alameda County DA that ended less than two months ago. She is the 14th candidate to file papers to challenge Libby Schaaf.
Days after President Trump called for Oakland Libby Schaaf to be prosecuted comes a House bill calling for the same.
Former Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker says the city missed an opportunity with Bitcoin for reason greater than finances. OAKLANDAs Oakland voters headed to the polls during the November 2014 mayoral election, the cost of a single Bitcoin was roughly… Read More ›
Former Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Liu donned an ancient Chinese imperial hat and included the photo in the state voter guide. CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR–ELECTION 2018–He is the self-proclaimed “World’s Smartest Leader” who said during his run for Oakland mayor four years… Read More ›
Oakland community activist Ken Houston is the third candidate to declare an intention to challenge Mayor Libby Schaaf’s re-election. ELECTION 2018Three years ago, Ken Houston was a candidate in the sprawling 15-person campaign for Oakland Mayor. He finished 10th with .50… Read More ›
Four more years? Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. OAKLANDAfter two high-profile scandals involving public safety, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Monday that she is running for a second term. And it appears she plans on running a campaign not on her… Read More ›
Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, left, is hoping to fend off Bryan Parker this June. ALAMEDA COUNTY | DISTRICT 4 |Bryan Parker’s nascent campaign for Alameda County supervisor is showing mettle after posting year-end fundraising totals of $117,000, his campaign… Read More ›
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. OAKLAND | Is Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf enjoying a free pass from the press that her predecessor Jean Quan never enjoyed? Yes. Example: the press scrum that followed Schaaf on a tour of Oakland schools earlier… Read More ›
2014 YEAR-IN-REVIEW | Over the past five years, the annual East Bay Citizen collection of the best political quotes have shown a distinct pattern in odd years–notably, non-election years. The most unique utterance often leans toward the absurd. Last year,… Read More ›
OCTOBER Libby Shaaf and Jerry Brown. >>>Gov. Jerry Brown breaks the year-long logjam in the Oakland mayor’s race after he endorses Councilmember Libby Schaaf. The announcement will prove to be a difference maker. In the short-term , a poll in mid-October… Read More ›
APRIL Joe Tuman speaks to an audience at Laney College in Oakland. >>>The first major gathering of Oakland’s quickly growing mayoral field meet at Temple Sinai to discuss one issue—likely the most vexing of the campaign—public safety. >>>With two months… Read More ›
JANUARY Dan Siegel >>>With Bryan Parker, Joe Tuman and Libby Schaaf already in the race, civil right attorney Dan Siegel announces his candidacy for Oakland mayor while pledging to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and end the… Read More ›
OAKLAND ELECTION NOTES: Schaaf Jockeyed Into Position For A Dominating Win; Kaplan For Council President?
OAKLAND | Once Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf finally got it going, there was really no stopping her campaign. In terms of sports analogies, campaigns are often labeled horse races, but in this case, it is apt. Her team huddled away… Read More ›
Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf at press conference Thursday morning at City Hall with Mayor Jean Quan in the background. PHOTOS/Steven Tavares OAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland’s current and future mayor addressed the media two days after Libby Schaaf’s surprisingly easy… Read More ›
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan OAKLAND | MAYOR | Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan has conceded victory Wednesday evening to Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf. In a statement that followed Mayor Jean Quan’s concession earlier in the day, Kaplan vowed to collaborate in the future… Read More ›
Mayor Jean Quan concedes following a disappointing third-place finish. OAKLAND | MAYOR | Mayor Jean Quan conceded victory Wednesday afternoon following a disappointing third-place finish in Tuesday’s ranked choice election. Her time in the mayor’s office will last just one… Read More ›
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf OAKLAND | MAYOR | Councilmember Libby Schaaf built upon an early 11-point lead in Oakland’s mayoral race and never looked back Tuesday night. Although many ballots remain to be counting, ranked choice voting tabulations give Schaaf an… Read More ›
ELECTION ’14 | The big race of the night is in Oakland and the identity of its next mayor will likely not be known until early Wednesday morning, at the earliest. The county registrar won’t run the ranked choice algorithm… Read More ›
ALCO REGISTRAR Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis appears to have a great sense of drama. He said Monday the ranked-choice voting algorithm used to tabulate races in Oakland, San Leandro and Berkeley will only be used after all… Read More ›
Oakland mayoral candidate Dan Siegel dancing in a campaign video released Oct. 31. OAKLAND | MAYOR | Dan Siegel’s suite of campaign pieces and art is second to none. The opening page of his Website is unlike anything you have… Read More ›