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 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

Teamsters Local 70

Oakland Builders Alliance

Organizations