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October 23, 2014

“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.

A Strong Record of Public Service

A 35-year Oakland resident, Jean has dedicated her life to making government work for people: organizing communities to support our youth and transform our schools, build equity and opportunity for our most vulnerable residents, and make our neighborhoods safer and stronger.

A History of Social Change

From her early days as a student activist at UC Berkeley to her first term as Mayor, Jean has forged progress within institutions, activated everyday people to participate in the democratic process, and been a champion for those with the least access and voice.

  • Partnered with neighbors to revitalize small business districts for 8 years as Councilmember.
  • Served 12 years as a School Boardmember organizing parents, improving schools and advocating for immigrant families.
  • Launched the first Justice for Janitors campaigns and empowered immigrant workers to know their rights.

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Only Mayor Quan is up for the task for the hardest job in town. She is the hardest working mayor we have ever seen, and she’s delivering.
Port of Oakland Commissioner*
Oakland, California