“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

“Libby Schaaf embodies the traits that every responsible mayor should strive for. In her first term as Mayor, Libby has proved her commitment to public safety, tirelessly worked on closing the achievement gap of Oakland Students, and is using innovative strategies to address pressing problems like street encampments. Libby’s passionate leadership is an undeniable asset to Oakland and I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

 

Senator Feinstein

Senator Dianne Feinstein

“California needs leaders like Libby Schaaf. She had the courage and conviction to stand up to Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions by doing what was right to protect every member of her community. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom

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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