We Endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council District 4!

Elected Officials


Hon. Rob Bonta, Assemblymember, 18th District 
"I'm honored to support Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council, District 4. Over the years, I've had the opportunity to work with and get to know Sheng. She is capable, smart, committed and hard working. Sheng shares my vision and values for a more prosperous and positive future for Oakland and it is with great enthusiasm that I endorse her. I encourage you to vote for Sheng, she will work hard for Oakland."


Berkeley Mayor, Hon. Jesse Arreguin 



“I am proud to endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council. Her years of service in City Hall and her commitment to progressive action will help move Oakland forward. She knows that regional collaboration is essential in addressing Oakland’s critical challenges. I look forward to working in partnership with her." 






Hon. Aimee Eng, Oakland School Board President
“I am both honored and excited to support Sheng Thao's candidacy for Oakland City Council District 4. Sheng understands that success requires consideration of the full needs of our community. Just as today’s schools must meet children’s social, emotional, and academic needs, today’s City Council must meet the needs of its residents. In the time that I have worked with Sheng, she has been committed to attaining the best for Oakland families and creating a safe environment that will support their children. She has dedicated herself to Oakland and I know that as District 4’s City Councilmember, she will continue to work hard to serve District 4 families and Oakland.” 


Mayor of Fremont, Hon. Lily Mei
"I have worked with Sheng Thao throughout the years on various Bay Area regional issues, including transportation, her strong work ethic and experience is an asset to Oakland and District 4. She is an effective leader, results driven, and I am honored to endorse her for Oakland City Council, District  4."

Hon. Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Councilmember At-Large
"Sheng Thao is dedicated to serving the needs of the community, and has the experience to be an effective representative from day one. Her combination of work in City Hall and volunteering in community organizations have prepared her well to be an excellent City Council member."

Hon. Noel Gallo, Oakland Councilmember
Hon. Kris Worthington, Berkeley Councilmember
Hon. Scott Haggerty,
Alameda County Board of Supervisor
Hon. Chris Peeples, AC Transit Board of Director, At-Large
Hon. Nicky Gonzalez Yuen, Peralta College Board of Trustee, Area 4
Hon. Dee Rosario, East Bay Regional Parks Director, Ward Two
Hon. Henry Chang, Former Oakland City Councilmember At-Large 
Hon. Rich Tran, Mayor of Milpitas
Hon. Benny Lee,
 San Leandro Councilmember
Hon. Ken Chew, Former Mayor of the Town of Moraga
Hon. Stewart Chen, Former City of Alameda Councilmember
Hon. Kathy Chao Rothberg, Former Mayor of San Pablo


Sierra Club 

International Association of Firefighters Local 55

"Oakland firefighters endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council District 4. We know Sheng is the right choice  when it comes to public safety and standing up for working families. She has the experience and the know-how to  get results for District 4 and for Oakland."

National Union of Healthcare Workers

"The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) is proud to endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council. She is a dedicated public servant with the experience to bring effective, progressive leadership to Oakland and advocate for the residents of District 4." - Sal Rosselli, President


       California Nurses Association

 Alameda Labor Council

Service Employees International Union, 1021

International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, Local 21

Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County


   Transport Workers Union 

Carpenters, Local 713
Laborers, Local 304
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 16
Sheet Metal Workers, Local 104
and more...

Community Organizations

 Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, #1 Endorsement

"The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club is proud to endorse Sheng Thao as our #1 choice to represent District 4 in the Oakland City Council. She honors the values of the late Paul and Sheila Wellstone, and their diligence to empowering the community. Sheng has the experience and determination to not only be an effective leader, but a progressive advocate dedicated to the betterment of District 4 and Oakland."

John George Democratic Caucus, #1 Endorsement

Oakland Rising, #1 Endorsement

Block By Block Organizing, Dual Endorsement

Community Members

Bobbie Bond, Chair of Laurel/Redwood/Leona Heights Neighborhood Council
Preston Turner, Chair of Melrose High Hopes Neighborhood Council
Richard Cowan, Past President of Redwood Heights Association
Vince Crudele, Vegetation Management Supervisor
Cal Stanley, President of Boys and Girls Club of Oakland
Robert Brackins II, Co-founder of 100 Black Men, Oakland Chapter
Greg Chan

Rev. Gregg Brown:

"It has been evident that Sheng Thao has a heart for Oakland and I am honored to support her as the Oakland City Council member of District 4. I believe in her capacity as a leader, a mother, and Oakland resident to serve her fellow community members. She continues to work hard to address the rising homelessness and housing crisis in our city. With her experience in City Hall and commitment to the betterment of Oakland, Sheng Thao will be an exceptional City Council member."

Rev. Allen Buford
Rev. Debra Avery

Annie Lam, Founder of API Mobilize
Jose Chesmore, Board member at Trees for Oakland
Margaret Cunningham
Terrence Dwyer, Reverend at Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Laurie Earp, District 4 constituent
Hiroko Kurihara, Manager at Lao Family Community Development Inc. 
Steve Lowe
MMA Bravo Zulu, LLC, Small Business in Dimond District
Lou Ragali
Kit Vaq
Rita Xavier, San Pablo Planning Commission Chair

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*Organization listed for identification purposes only. Does not represent an organizational endorsement.

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