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August 18, 2014

[ 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. ”

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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It is Mayor Jean Quan who has been leading us at the helm of Oakland’s revival, asking the world to take a fresh look at what’s here, promoting our greatest strengths, bringing in new investment, and building a model city at the edge of 21st century innovation.
Former Assemblymember & Deputy Mayor
Oakland, California