Oakland mayor’s race

Oakland Mayoral Debate

Mayoral Candidates Bring Message To Deep East Oakland In Latest Debate

The people who want to be mayor of Oakland turned their attention to a part of town that could sure use major attention. While the candidates are looking for votes, people who live in East Oakland want the winner to remember them when they are elected.


Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

It’s ‘Hella’ Time: Oakland Mayoral Candidate Libby Schaaf Adopts Unconventional Slogan

A candidate for Oakland mayor is using a certain word that politicians don’t usually say, a word that is unique to the Bay Area.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, candidate and city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. (CBS)

KPIX 5 Poll: Quan Struggling In Re-Election Bid, Kaplan Has Double-Digit Lead In Oakland Mayor’s Race

With about six weeks to go until Election Day, a new KPIX 5 / Survey USA poll released Thursday finds Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is in trouble as she seeks re-election. The poll finds those who supported her four years ago are abandoning her in droves.


Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, candidate and city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. (CBS)

New Poll Finds Rebecca Kaplan Has Commanding Lead Over Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s Race

With less than two months until Election Day, a new poll has found city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan with a commanding lead over incumbent Jean Quan in the race for Oakland mayor.


Bryan Parker, candidate for Mayor of Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Turns Vandalized Building Into Campaign HQ

An abandoned bank in Oakland’s Temescal District has become the canvas for taggers. A candidate for Oakland mayor has decided to turn it into campaign headquarters.


Rebecca Kaplan making her announcement that she is running for mayor in East Oakland on June 5, 2014. (Doug Sovern/CBS)

City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan Joins Crowded Oakland Mayor’s Race

Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate, joining an already crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Jean Quan in November.


Ballot Machine

Oakland Mayor Vote Count To Drag On For Days

Elections officials in Alameda County began their day early again Tuesday, tasked with counting several thousand more provisional ballots. But, Oakland’s mayoral race was still considered too close to call.


Oakland Mayoral Contest Boils Down To Perata And Quan

Quan Edging Perata In Oakland Mayor’s Race

The Oakland mayor’s race is down to two candidates with city councilwoman Jean Quan taking a slim lead over former State Senator Don Perata.


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Some East Bay Voters Confused By Voting System

Many voters in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro spent more time than usual at the polls, thanks in part to the new ranked-choice voting system.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Candidates Debate Oakland’s Problems In Mayoral Forum

Nine Oakland mayoral candidates generally agreed Thursday night that the city’s next leader needs to fight crime, create more jobs and find a way to balance the city’s budget.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010