Oakland mayor

5:19pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Jean Quan

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is running for re-election
Flickr user Jill Karjian

 

Mayor Jean Quan is the incumbent in the race, and she's been making the case for Oakland to give her a second term. But in the past four years, her leadership of the city has received mixed reviews. She has been criticized for her crackdown of the Occupy encampment. She has also been taken to task for troubles in the controversial Oakland Police Department, which has had a federal monitor and rapid turn-over at the top. But Quan says the city is better off than it was four years ago. She says violent crime is down and the city is finally on the right track.

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2:00pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Courtney Ruby

http://www.courtneyruby.com/meet-courtney/

Courtney Ruby is Oakland's City Auditor who now wants to be Oakland's next mayor. Ruby says her priority is public safety and since she has experience  crunching the numbers she's convinced that she can find the funds to add at least 200 more police officers on the street.  Not just any kind of officer, Ruby's rallying for more engaged officers and says she's not afraid to take a stand on tough issues.

In the past Ruby has taken on City Hall and forced the city to refund millions in overpaid parking tickets. She's known for questioning shady contracts and exposing what she calls "a broken system."

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1:24pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Peter Yuan Liu

Oakland mayoral candidate Peter Yuan Liu
Ben Trefny

6:15pm

Wed October 15, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Interview: Ken Houston

courtesy of Ken Houston

On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.

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5:16pm

Mon October 6, 2014
Politics

Oakland Mayoral Race '14: Candidate Nancy Sidebotham

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Nancy Sidebotham


On November 4th, Oakland voters will pick their next mayor. All month on “Crosscurrents,” we are going to bring you the voices of each of the 15 people who are campaigning for the job.  

Candidate Nancy Sidebotham has lived in Oakland for fifty years, and she is no stranger to campaigns and Oakland city elections. 

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