“For the past two years as Dr. Death I have firmly been apolitical and have not endorsed any candidate for mayor of Oakland. As of recently I have been put in a position where I have to change my stance and join some Oakland residents in endorsing the re-election of Mayor Jean Quan.
Big news: The Bay Area Reporter, the newspaper serving the Bay Area's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, has endorsed our re-election.
Matthew Artz, Oakland City Hall Reporter at Oakland Tribune, describes Mayor Jean Quan as Oakland's community organizer-in-chief in a recent The Contra Costa Times article.
"Quan's push to organize neighborhoods has made her a fixture in East and West Oakland, two of the city's poorest areas where her predecessors spent comparatively little time and where she polled poorly in the 2010 election."
Oakland District 5 City Council Member Noel Gallo, a longtime School Boardmember and now chair of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, has endorsed Mayor Jean Quan’s bid for reelection saying, “I have known and worked with Mayor Jean Quan for over two decades both as a City Councilmember and Board of Education Director and am asking voters to take a long look at her achievements over the past 4 years, for instance: balanced budgets, major improvements in public safety, business growth, and the negotiation of our zero waste garbage contract.
[ Press Release ]
Mayor Jean Quan’s Re-election Committee is proud to announce that Mayor Quan has been endorsed by Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb.
“I am endorsing Jean Quan for Mayor because her policies and hard work are getting results,” said Kalb.
Councilmember Kalb outlined his reasons: “Jean championed the Ceasefire violence-reduction strategy that is helping reduce our violent crime rates. She's steadily pushed for more funding to grow our police force while staying engaged in our OPD reform efforts. ”
[ CBS San Francisco ]
OAKLAND - Oakland Mayor Jean Quan filed papers today seeking re-election to a second four-year term, saying, "Our city is rising overall."
Surrounded by a group of supporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Quan said she has developed "momentum" in improving Oakland's economy and reducing its crime rate and would like to "finish the job."