Sheng Thao announces candidacy for Oakland mayor


...“My values, commitment to service, and drive to make a difference are rooted in where I come from,” said Thao, the daughter of refugees who grew up the 7th of 10 kids. “As a Councilmember, I’m inspired every day about the chance to make change for those who need it most. And I’ve shown it’s possible to be both progressive and effective at City Hall. That’s how I’ve brought the Council together to break gridlock and deliver real progressive victories on affordable housing, homelessness, and public safety.”

Among those who announced their endorsements of her candidacy were California Attorney General Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Mia Bonta, former Councilmember Dick Spees, and the leaders of Oakland Firefighters Association and Alameda Labor Council.