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Mayoral Race

Oakland is gearing up for a major election

Jul 11, 2018
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San Francisco just wrapped up an intense mayoral election. There’s another major race for mayor coming up. This time in Oakland.

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Kent Graham is one of five candidates vying to unseat San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. He has a business background and worked as an accounting and financial manager in the healthcare industry for more than 35 years.

KALW's Ben Trefny sits down with Stuart Schuffman to talk about why he's running for mayor. 

 


 

San Franciscans will be making a big decision in a couple weeks about who will lead their city for the next four years. The incumbent, Mayor Ed Lee, is generally expected to win in an off-year election, with a historically low turnout. But there are five other candidates running.

Oakland Mayoral Race 2014

Oct 21, 2014
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This month on Crosscurrents we've been interviewing all of the actively running candidates to be the next mayor of Oakland. Click the play button above to hear highlights of those conversations in our hour-long show.

Today on Crosscurrents, we hear from the retired Charles Ray Williams, an ex Navy man who completed four tours in Vietnam. Williams has spent a lot of time on the road and overseas, and it's his worldliness and street education that he sees as setting him apart from other candidates. He has never held public office.

The issues Williams feels strongest about are city safety, the Oakland budget, services for the homeless, making school uniforms mandatory, and creating more afterschool programs for kids.