Libby Schaaf for Mayor of Oakland

Governor Jerry Brown Endorses Libby

East Bay Express: "Vote Libby Schaaf for Mayor"

"I was born and raised in Oakland, and I've focused my entire life and career on making Oakland better. I'm passionate about the tremendous promise and potential of our great city. Read more about my plan to get Oakland moving again." –Libby

It's time to believe in Oakland again.

Oakland can be safe — protecting our people with cops in our community, lessening gun violence, building a responsive 911 system, and implementing smart community-based crime prevention.

Oakland can provide high-quality public schools, and stop the truancy epidemic.

Oakland can create new jobs and a thriving economy. This is one of the most innovative and creative places on earth. We are going to open our doors to the small businesses and growing industries that will support good jobs and help our neighborhoods flourish.

Oakland government can be transparent, innovative, and efficient. We need budgets that are accessible, understandable, and accountable to the citizens. And we must start delivering the essential services such as road repair and maintenance that will ensure our community thrives.

Oakland can achieve its promise — Oakland can, and I know Oakland will.

With Oakland love,



All titles for identification purposes only — does not imply endorsement from organization or business


Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
Black Women Organized for Political Action
Alameda County Building Trades Council (2nd place)
Oakland Rising Action
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5
Teamsters Local 70 and Joint Council 7
Operating Engineers Local 3
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
United Association Local Union 342 (2nd place)
International Association of Machinists District 190
Transport Oakland
Oakland Tribune

Elected and Appointed Officials

Hon. Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California
Hon. Barbara Boxer, United States Senator for California
Hon. Patricia Kernighan, President of the Oakland City Council & District 2
Hon. Dan Kalb, Oakland City Council District 1 (3rd place)
Hon. David Kakashiba, President of the Oakland Board of Education & District 2
Hon. James Harris, Oakland Board of Education District 7
Hon. Rosanne Torres, Oakland Board of Education District 5
Sheriff Greg Ahern, Alameda County Sheriff
Hon. Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board of Directors
Hon. Meredith Brown, Peralta Community Colleges Trustee
Hon. Ken Berrick, Alameda County Board of Education
Hon. Andy Kelley, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
Hon. Malia Cohen, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Earl Hamlin, Port Board of Commissioners
Jim Moore, Planning Commissioner
Daniel Schulman, Landmarks Commission
Midori Tabata, Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Chris Kidd, Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Jonathn Bair, Former Chair Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Jay Ashford, Oakland Budget Advisory Committee
Lori Andrus, Oakland Budget Advisory Committee
Eva Aguillard, Former Mayor’s Commission on Persons with Disabilities
Gladys Green, Chair of Community Action Partnership
Tom Orloff, Former Alameda County District Attorney

Selected Business & Tech Leaders

John Protopappas, Madison Park REIT & President of Oakland Rotary No. 3
Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media
Angela Tsay, CEO & Creative Director, Oaklandish
Jennifer Pahlka, Founder of Code for America & Mini Maker Faire
Charlie Hallowell, Restaurateur & Owner of Pizzaiola, Boot & Shoe, Penrose
Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor, Oaksterdam University
Nat Goldhaber & Randy Hawkes, Claremont Creek Ventures
John Lyman, Head of Partnerships Google, Inc.
Erin Kilmer-Neel, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Alliance & Oakland Grown
Eric Flowers, CEO Ramsell Holding Corporation
Lee Aurich, CFO, GPB Scientific
Solomon Ets-Hokin, Colliers Commercial Real Estate Broker
Alana Ross, ARC Consulting
Kathleen Archambeau, Author and Business Developer
Cathy Adams, CAD Consulting Group & 100 Black Women
Zennie Abraham, Producer Zennie62Media
Catherine Bracy, Director of Community Organizing, Code for America

Community Leaders

Arabella Martinez, former CEO, The Unity Council
Stanley Kiang, Organization of Chinese Americans – East Bay
George Bolton, West Oakland Community Advisory Group
Viola Gonzales, CEO ANewAmerica Community Corporation
Eva Aguillard, United Seniors
Gladys Green, Chair, Elmhurst CDBG Community Board
Steve Lowe, West Oakland Commerce Association & Jack London District Association
Monica Tell, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Alameda County
Donald Ray Hopkins, Esq., former District Administrator to Congressman Ronald V. Dellums
Robbie Nealy, Executive Director Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association
John Gatewood, Co-Founder, Urbanists for a Livable Temescal Rockridge Area
Theresa Nelson, Past Chair Rockridge Community Planning Council
Vivian Kahn, Jack London District Association
Amy Lemley, President Chabot Elementary PTA
David Kessler, North Hills Community Association
Jo-Ann Donivan, Laurel District Association
Gary Knecht, Jack London District Association
Jesper Jurcenoks, Founder Neighborhood Guard
Arvi Dorsey, Rose Garden Neighborhood Association
LaNiece Jones, LA & Associates, BWOPA and President of MGO Democratic Club

Education, Environmental, Health, Arts & Social Justice Leaders

Quinn Delaney, Grantmaker, Akonadi Foundation & Former Chair ACLU Northern California
Romeo Garcia, Peralta Community Colleges Foundation
Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, Executive Director Oakland Rising
Anne Omura, The Eviction Defense Center
Bruce Beasley, World Renowned Sculptor
Jonathan Klein, Executive Director, Great Oakland Public Schools
Lateefah Simons, Rosenberg Foundation
Cisco DeVries, President & CEO Renewable Funding
Margo Dunlap, Executive Director Pro Arts & Chair Oakland Cultural Trust
Mary Pitman, CEO & President, Public Health Institute
Peggy Moore, former Obama Political Director & LGBTQ Activist
Amy Saxton, Executive Director Summer Search
Damon Eaves, Alameda County Social Worker
Marsha Murrington, Director of Economic Development, LISC
Dan Quigley, Non-Profit Consulting Group
Agnes Ramirez Grace, Oakland Mother of the Year
Diane Burr, Oakland Mother of the Year
Barbara Schaaf, Oakland Mother of the Year
Jaqueline Phillips, former Principal Cole School & co-owner Chicken & Waffles
Joan Cardelino, California Coastal Conservancy
John Law, Co-founder Burning Man Festival
Kate Gordon, VP Energy Policy, Next Generation
Wade Crowfoot, Policy Advisor to Governor Brown
Russ Giuntini, Former Deputy District Attorney
Saba Ziad, Physician
Robert Nichellini, Former Deputy Chief Oakland & Former Chief Vallejo Police Department
Hilmon Sorey, President, Museum of Children’s Art (Mocha)
Bob Spencer, Former School Board Member
Cynthia Adams, Oakland Unified School District

Faith Leaders

Pastor Charles Hames, Bebe Memorial Church
Pastors Patrick & Marlena Kiteley, Shiloh Fellowship Church
Pastor Gregg Brown, Miracles of Faith Baptist Church
Pastor Russell Duley, Kaleo Christian Fellowship
Pastor Ken Chambers, West Side Baptist Church
Bishop J.E Watkins, Jack London Square Chapel Minitries & COGIC Int'l