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Thursday November 11, 2010
OAKLAND -- It's official. Jean Quan is Oakland's new mayor. Quan, 61, represents a lot of firsts for Oakland. She's the first female mayor, the first Asian-American mayor, and the first mayor elected through ranked-choice voting in Oakland.
Friday November 05, 2010
In what could be a comeback worthy of "Rocky," Jean Quan scrapped her way past Don Perata in the race for Oakland mayor, and has enough votes to win outright, according to preliminary ranked-choice voting results released Friday.
Wednesday October 06, 2010
Jean Quan, Rebecca Kaplan, and Joe Tuman hope to defeat Don Perata on Nov. 2 and end Oakland's love affair with career politicians.
Sunday September 19, 2010
The city budget might be busted, public safety is a major concern, and the last four years weren't what many people had hoped, but Oaklanders are looking to the mayoral election with a surprising sense of hope and possibility.
Wednesday September 15, 2010
About 150 green Oaklanders filled the Oakland Museum theater Tuesday night to hear eight of this year's mayoral candidates state their positions on green jobs and climate action.
Monday September 13, 2010
Don Perata and his political allies in Sacramento may have found a legal loophole that will let the former state senator spend as much money as he wants on the Oakland mayoral election. Normally, Oakland mayoral candidates are prohibited by law from violating the city’s expenditure cap on elections, which currently is about $379,000. However, actions taken by a shadowy political group in Sacramento with close ties to Perata may allow him to spend far more than $379,000 without worry of breaking the law.
Thursday August 26, 2010
Jean Quan is an Oakland City Council woman who is in the running for Oakland City Mayor. If elected, she will become the first Asian American Woman and the first Woman to become Mayor in a major city. But what Quan's resume doesn't show the people is that she is Oakland's Education Mayor. Not only are her policies mainly catered to education, she believes in lighting a path for the youth. A strong-willed stance to take that requires patience and dedication.
Tuesday December 01, 2009
In 2003, Jean became only the 12th woman to serve on the Oakland Council in over 150 years and the first Asian American woman. Jean is the first Asian American woman elected to the Oakland City Council and School Board. She is running to be the first woman Mayor of Oakland, and the first Asian American woman mayor of a major U.S. city. We just had to speak with her! In 2003, Jean became only the 12th woman to serve on the Oakland Council in over 150 years and the first Asian American woman.
Friday July 16, 2010
“Ladies and gentlemen, you could be taking dance lessons in Jack London Square or having a drink. But no, we’ve had too important a week, haven’t we?” With that, Aimee Alison, host of the KPFA Morning Show and founder of OaklandSeen.com, opened the Oakland mayoral forum on public safety held Thursday evening, July 15th at the Lakeshore Baptist Church.
Monday June 28, 2010
A group of organizations and individuals with long-standing ties to mayoral candidate and former state Sen. Don Perata are among those behind mailers attacking four City Council members after the council voted Thursday to lay off 80 police officers, records show.
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