Rebecca Kaplan Receives Democratic Party Endorsement
By Kelly Rayburn, STAFF WRITER
In the at-large contest, Kaplan said the party’s endorsement was an “incredible vote of confidence” for her campaign, which is stressing public safety, economic opportunity and healthier neighborhoods.
She said she was a Democrat until 1996, when she joined the Green Party. She said she’s considered switching back for years, and began to think more seriously about it after presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s rally in downtown Oakland last year. She made the switch in March.
“I think that when you look at the core values of Democratic voters in Oakland, I am absolutely the best person to represent them,” she said. MORE