OAKLAND (KCBS) – Another big name candidate has joined the race for mayor of Oakland.
On Thursday, Oakland City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan joined the already crowded field. “I am running for mayor of Oakland – to bring strong and effective leadership, for good jobs, for safe neighborhoods, and for a fresh start for our city,” she said.
Kaplan becomes the 17th candidate in the November election. She finished third in the Oakland mayoral race in 2010 and poses a significant threat to the reelection of Mayor Jean Quan, who said she looks forward to running on her record against all comers.