Endorsements

“Libby Schaaf has the track record of doing what is in the best interest of her city to benefit all Oaklanders. She’s taken creative steps to address homelessness, dramatically improved the city’s safety and fought to make Oakland a more equitable city, while simultaneously encouraging development and investment in the city. I am proud to stand with her.”

Senator Kamala Harris

“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

“Libby Schaaf has the experience and proven track record to continue to lead the vibrant and diverse community of Oakland. She has fought to close the achievement gap and improve student equity through her work with the OaklandPromise, and has worked tirelessly to continue Oakland’s development while preventing displacement for the most vulnerable residents. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

Former President of the NAACP Ben Jealous

“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

“Libby has demonstrated her true commitment to serving Oakland’s best interests through dedicated fiscal responsibility. She has worked diligently to ensure that Oakland’s resources are being used to lift up the city, while making sure that city spending is being held accountable. Her partnership with Kiva has expanded access to zero interest loans, helping hundreds of small businesses to thrive. I am proud to support Libby Schaaf for mayor.”

California State Controller Betty Yee

“Libby Schaaf has been the kind of creative leader Oakland needs. As mayor, she has balanced the budget and created the city’s first rainy day fund — Oakland’s credit rating is up and the long-awaited building boom has begun. I’m glad to endorse her for reelection.”

California Governor Jerry Brown

“Libby has always put Oaklanders first. She has shown passion and dedication towards making sure that Oakland remains an equitable city for every member of our community. Throughout the development of Oakland, Libby has made sure that communities that have been historically left behind, are being advanced and included in Oakland’s booming economy.”

President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Malia Cohen

“Libby is a proven leader. She has dedicated her career to public service, has made tremendous strides in improving equity throughout the city while uplifting residents throughout Oakland. I truly believe that Libby is not only the best woman for the job, but the best person for the job.”

Former Executive Director of Emerge CA Kimberly Ellis

“Libby has what it takes to continue to lead the way for Oakland’s bright future. Libby has made tremendous achievements for Oakland in just 4 years, from revitalizing Oakland’s downtown, to significant crime reductions. I cannot wait to see what else she will accomplish in her next term.”

Former Mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown

“Libby has shown true dedication to providing every child in Oakland with an accessible and high-quality education. Her work with the Oakland Promise has changed the lives of countless kids and ensured that they are given the resources they need to succeed from birth. I am proud to endorse her for Mayor.”

Assemblymember Rob Bonta

“I am a strong supporter of Mayor Libby Schaaf’s re-election. Mayor Schaaf has led Oakland’s fight against climate change, doubling the number of solar rooftops and leading groundbreaking efforts for equity based green programs. This is why Libby has become a statewide and international spokesperson for local climate action and resilience.”

State Senator Nancy Skinner

“As an Oakland native, I know how important it is to have a Mayor who not only knows Oakland’s potential, but also protects it. Libby has championed tech equity, and has used her position to truly stand for Oakland children through her revolutionary work on the Oakland Promise.”

MC Hammer

“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

Alameda County Democratic Party

Transport Oakland

Stonewell Democratic Club

Brownie Mary Democratic Club

East Bay Women’s Political Alliance

Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club

Oakland Builders Alliance

Building and Construction Trades Council

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local 1546

Teamsters Local 70

Iron Workers Local No. 378

Oakland Citizens for Equity and Prosperity

Teamsters Joint Council 7

Organizations

Mayor of San Francisco London Breed

Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb

Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen

Oakland City Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington

Former Oakland City Councilmember Pat Kernighan

Former Oakland Planning Commissioner Jim Moore

Director, BART Board District 3 Rebecca Saltzman

Peralta Community College Trustee Bill Riley

Peralta Community College Trustee Julina Bonilla

Director, East Bay MUD Bill Paterson

Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commissioner Chris Kidd

Oakland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Former Chair Jonathan Bair

Board Member, California Wellness Foundation; Former Director, Alameda County Public Health Department; Community Leader Arnold Perkins

Former Chair, Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership Gladys Green

Elected and Appointed Officials

World Renowned Sculptor Bruce Beasley

California Coastal Conservancy Regional Manager Joan Cardellino

Co-founder, Burning Man Festival John Law

Commonwealth Club of California Programmer Adam Hirschfelder

Oakland Budget Advisory Commission Chair Edward Gerber

Cecile Burfeind

City of Fremont Analyst Sean O’Shea

Becky Taylor

David Newdorf

Miye Takagi

Alta Planning + Design Associate Planner Christopher Kidd

Vivian Kahn

Ronald Wacker

Kristine Kopchik

Robert Glaze

Next Steps Marketing Owner Thea Selby

Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association Executive Director Robbie Neely

ERN Solutions Elisabeth Neely

Larry Platt

Tim Anderson

Nancy McKay

Marcus Johnson

Alva Svoboda

Tom Van Demark

Bay Area Air Quality Management District Assistant Counsel Joel Fried

Swatt Miers Architect Michael Lehmberg

Sue & Tom Davies

Elisabeth Schleuning

Jeff Ishizu

Gayle Wilson

Manager Lisa Taylor

Natalie Van Tassel

Kelvin Morgan

Director Reed Holderman

Attorney Mark Bostick

Ken Ellis

Danspace, LLC Owner Beth Hoge

Catholic Charities of the East Bay Facilities Manager Jerry Cambra

Leslie Jones

Stephen Judson

Atlanta Falcons Senior Director of Player Engagement Kevin Winston

Emily Fox

Ann Wilson

Hugh Bartlett

Arabella Martinez

Kerry J. Design Urban Designer Kerry Ricketts

Deputy Attorney General Karen Bovarnick

Kenneth Schmier

Andrew Wilson

Jerry & Bonnie Moran

John Chalik

John Lyman

Community Members

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