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Why We Support Jean...
"Jean Quan is a real public servant, and that's why I support her. As our next Mayor, Jean will bring great personal integrity, a passion for public service and a proven record of effective leadership to Oakland. Jean will be a great Mayor, because she puts our neighborhoods first."
"Jean is hardworking and cares about
She understands and will implement the 3 E's of sustainable development -- economic success, social equity and environmental enhancement. She supports restorative justice and my efforts to transform the school discipline system and county juvenile justice system to restorative justice systems. She has encouraged her constituents to think holistically about problem-solving. She understands the importance of adult literacy. She will work with me to assure a good Army Base development, a successful teen center project and local job-creating industrial development."
-- Nancy Nadel, Oakland District 3 City Council
California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, Hayward
Jody London, OUSD Board Member, District 1
Jumoke Hinton Hodge, OUSD Board Member, District 3
Christopher Dobbins, OUSD Board Member, District 6
Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Council
David Chiu, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Eric Mar, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jill Wynns, San Francisco School Board Member
Joaquin Rivera, Alameda County Board of Education
Marge Gibson Haskell, Former Oakland City Council, District 1
Family of Raymond Eng, Former Oakland City Council
Dennis Chaconas, Former OUSD Superintendent
Carole Quan, Former OUSD Superindendent
Ken Rice, Former OUSD Board Member, District 1
Carol Lee Tolbert, Former OUSD Board Member, District 1
Lucella Harrison, Former OUSD Board Member, District 3
Labor Unions, Political Action Committees & News Media:
Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE/AFL-CIO) Local 21
UNITE HERE Local 2850
Oakland American Federation of Teachers Local 771
Oakland Rising Action Fund #1
Bay Area Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
Sierra Club Bay Area Chapter #2
Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
Ranked #2 by the Green Party
Sing Tao Daily Newspaper #1
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
East Bay Express
San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Jean will be a real Education Mayor.
-- Tony Robinson, East Oakland Student Leader
"I gave Jean a hard time when she first was elected to office. Based on my past experience with politicians, I initially figured I was dealing with more of the same false promises we have had to deal with our whole lives. I spent 6 hard years ridding this neighborhood of the Hillcrest Motel, and Jean helped us remove that blight starting from the first day she took office. Everyone turned their backs on us... Jean, [former District 4 Staff] Arturo [Sanchez] & OPD were the exception to this rule, and to this end I owe Jean an apology and my heartfelt thanks for helping this neighborhood and Oakland be a better place for us to live."
-- Marcel De Gross, Dimond Resident
"Go, Jean! You've been a responsive, supportive, positive, and ever-present Councilperson whose thoughts and actions have been sensible, transparent and accessible. You've earned my trust and taught me a lot about civics. You've welcomed citizen input and stayed in touch with your community. I'd love to have a Mayor like that!"
-- Kristen Caven, Fruitvale Resident
"I support Councilmember Quan. I have met her and believe she is what the City of Oakland needs for leadership and in a working Mayor. I also believe she understands the work involved in getting the community to stand up, organize, work together and be accountable to ITSELF (!!) for what we want and need for our city."
-- GC Jeter, East Oakland Resident
"I support Jean Quan’s candidacy for Mayor of Oakland because she has shown the down-in-the-trenches resolve to deal with Oakland’s problems over the time she has been on the City Council, and continues to show that resolve and leadership today. She knows the facts, and the way forward."
-- Don Link, North Oakland Resident
For Don's Full Letter of Support, click here.
"As a deeply ethical person, Jean approaches challenges with a fair yet aggressive attitude that will be critical as we face unprecedented challenges. Jean has the courage to take on the difficult and politically charged issues whose resolution is critical to Oakland’s success going forward. Jean is not for sale, is not part of a political machine, and will end backroom pay-to-play politics in Oakland’s City Hall. Jean stands for ethics over politics, fairness over greed, and will develop policies that will benefit working families, seniors, and young people in our city."
-- Sue Grandt & Michael Gabriel, Glenview Residents
For their Full Letter of Support, click here.
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