We Endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council District 4!
East Bay Express endorses SHENG THAO as their TOP choice:
“But we think one stands above the rest: Thao...Thao was the most prepared council candidate we interviewed this fall. Her command of the many issues facing Oakland is impressive, and we think she could step into the job and be successful on Day One.”
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Click here to read long-time District 4 resident, Denise Bostrom's letter that was published in the Mercury News
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."
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte (PPAMM), I am pleased to inform you that we have endorsed your candidacy for the November 2018 General Election as ranked #1. The endorsement is based on your stated and proven commitment to our mission and your 100% score on our 2018 General Election Candidate Questionnaire."
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
Endorsed by Districrt Attorney - Nancy O' Malley
“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.
— Hon. Rob Bonta Assemblymember, 18th District
“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."
— Berkeley Mayor Hon. Jesse Arreguin
“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
— Hon. Aimee Eng Oakland School Board President
"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."
— Mayor of Fremont, Hon. Lily Mei
"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 Councilmember."
— Hon. Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Councilmember At-Large
|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
Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization
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."
Letter to the community, by John Prestianni
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."
|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|
Steve Lowe - MMA Bravo Zulu, LLC, Small Business in Dimond District
|Jose Chesmore - Board Member at Trees for Oakland|
|Terrence Dwyer - Reverend at Kaiser Foundation Hospital||Laurie Earp - District 4 Constituent|
|Hiroko Kurihara - Manager at Lao Family Community Development Inc.||Annie Lam - Founder of API Mobilize|
|Rita Xavier - San Pablo Planning Commission Chair||Greg Chan|
|Rev. Allen Buford||Rev. Debra Avery|
|Margaret Cunningham||Kit Vaq|
*Organization listed for identification purposes only. Does not represent an organizational endorsement.