Here Are the Candidates for City Office In November

Wednesday, August 15 was the deadline for all candidates for Oakland city office to file with the City Clerk’s office, so we now have a full list of candidates.  As a reminder, Oakland voters elect City Council members in the odd numbered districts (1, 3, 5 and 7), the at large City Council member and City attorney in presidential election years.  This year is very unusual in that districts 1 (presently held by Jane Brunner), 3 (presently held by Nancy Nadel) and 5 (presently held by Ignacio de la Fuente) are all vacant.  Council Member Brunner is leaving her District 1 seat to run for City Attorney against Barbara Parker, and Council Member de la Fuente is vacating his District 5 seat to run for the at large seat against Rebecca Kaplan.  So the only incumbent running for City Council is District 7’s Larry Reid.

MOBN! is about to send questionnaires to all City Council candidates, and expects to publish the responses in the first half of September.  Once the responses are in, MOBN! will consider whether to endorse and who to endorse in each race (MOBN!’s endorsement protocol is here).  In the meantime, here is the full list of candidates for city office, as published by the City Clerk’s office:

City Attorney
Barbara Parker
Jane Brunner

City Council District 1
Amy Lemley
Donald L. Macleay
Richard Raya
Leonard Raphael
Dan Kalb
Craig Brandt
Gordon A. “Don” Link

City Council District 3
Sean Sullivan
Derrick Muhammad
Lynette Gibson-McElhaney
Alex Miller-Cole
Larry Lionel Young, Jr.
Nyeisha DeWitt

City Council District 5
Shelly Garza
Noel Gallo
Mario Juarez
Dawn McMahan

City Council District 7
Beverly Williams
Sheryl Walton
Larry Reid

City Council At-Large
Ignacio De La Fuente
Rebecca Kaplan
Theresa Anderson-Downs
Mick Storm
Carol Lee Tolbert

Make Oakland Better Now!

OakTalk Here is the blog of Make Oakland Better Now!, an Oakland community grassroots group of a grass-roots group of voters, volunteers, and policy advocates committed to improving the City of Oakland by focusing on public safety, public works, and responsible budgets. Founded in 2003, we’ve researched, lobbied, and successfully campaigned for a number of new, impactful policies, including the city’s Rainy Day Fund, Measure Z and Operation Ceasefire.

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