“As your mayor, I believe that it is more important than ever to double down on the things we as a community believe in. That means making sure that government serves the needs of all people equitably, and that we continue to protect our residents and lift up diversity in all its forms. While we continue to fight for our values it must be our business to make our city work. That means addressing homelessness, filling potholes, reducing crime, educating and employing our youth and improving the delivery of basic services.”

-Mayor Libby Schaaf

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Endorsements

“It is an easy decision to offer Mayor Libby Schaaf my strongest support for her candidacy, just as I did in 2014. Over the past four years, Libby has consistently proven herself to be the kind of leader who is willing to put her neck on the line for what she believes is right, no matter the political consequences. She is unapologetic, visionary, and unafraid — exactly the type of Mayor that the City needs. With Libby at the helm, I’m confident that Oakland is moving in the right direction to benefit every resident. I’m proud to endorse Libby Schaaf in her re-election campaign for Oakland Mayor.”

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Executive Director of Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California Amie Fishman

President of the Greenlining Institute Orson Aguilar

Founder of Code for America & Mini Maker Faire Jennifer Pahlka

CFO, GPB Scientific Lee Aurich

Senior Program Officer at East Bay Community Foundation Dan Quigley

Former Member of the Democratic Central Committee Andy Kelley

Emerge America President and Founder Andrea Dew Steele

PolicyLink Founder Angela Glover Blackwell

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Director John A. Powell

Education Activist Cynthia Adams

State political director of AFSCME 3299, Julie Waters

World Renowned Sculptor, Bruce Beasley

California Coastal Conservancy, Joan Cardelino

Co-founder Burning Man Festival, John Law

Business and Community Leaders

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News

SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. March 1, 2018 OAKLAND Mayor Libby Schaaf used her office to alert the public to a federal immigration sweep. That’s what she did, make no mistake about it. And it was brilliant. Politically risky, yes. But Schaaf stood up to hate. It’s caused a stir — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

Oakland Magazine: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year

By Steven Tavares January 8, 2016 Perhaps no event had more potential to derail Libby Schaaf’s young mayoral administration than the May 1 mayhem in which protesters swarmed Oakland Auto Row, breaking windows and setting cars ablaze. The police response was torpid. Police Chief Sean Whent later conceded that his department was ill-prepared for the … Continue reading Oakland Magazine: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Is Our East Bay Person of the Year