Rebecca Is Your Voice In City Hall
Rebecca Kaplan is your city councilmember. Elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 as councilmember at-large, she represents all of Oakland. Before joining the City Council, she served as your elected director on the AC Transit board and worked as housing rights attorney in Oakland. Rebecca is your voice in City Hall.
Rebecca Is An Effective Leader
Rebecca serves as President Pro Tempore of the Oakland City Council – elected by her colleagues to serve on the council’s leadership team. She is a consensus builder and an effective legislator for the whole city. She also represents Oakland on the countywide Transportation Commission and serves as Vice Chair.
Rebecca Is Sharp & Thoughtful
Rebecca is sharp, well-educated and grasps complex challenges. A lawyer by trade, she earned the following degrees:
- J.D. in Law – Stanford Law School
- M.A. in Urban & Environmental Policy – Tufts University
- B.A. in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rebecca Is A Trailblazer
Rebecca is the first out lesbian to hold elected office in Oakland history. And despite being one of the more senior members of the Oakland City Council, she is its youngest member.
Rebecca Is Innovative & Forward-Thinking
Rebecca works to solve problems with a cutting-edge approach. By using 21st century technology and working respectfully with others, we can more efficiently, effectively and creatively solve complex challenges and cut through bureaucratic red tape.
Rebecca Is A Person Of Faith
Rebecca is a bible scholar who attended Orthodox Hebrew school from a young age. She’s well-studied in scripture, fluent in Old Testament Hebrew and has taught bible classes for a variety of congregations. In 2010, the New York Times wrote a profile about her sermons in Oakland churches.
Rebecca will Bring Strong, Stable & Effective Leadership.
REBECCA KAPLAN has a long history of working for fairness, justice and progress.