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California Nurses Assocation
“Rebecca Kaplan is the top-ranked choice of the California Nurses Association in our endorsement for Oakland Mayor. From her solidarity with local nurses in our campaigns to improve patient care, to her commitment to public health through sustainable development and mass transit, to her leadership on environmental justice issues, Rebecca has the nurses’ support. We share with Rebecca a common agenda for truly universal health care — and public safety based upon justice for all.” – Martha Kuhl, Treasurer

Oakland Firefighters Local 55
“Rebecca Kaplan is an endorsed candidate of Oakland Firefighters Local 55 because Oakland firefighters agree she’d make a great mayor. We’ve worked with her — she’s been a strong leader — and she deeply shares our commitment to keeping Oakland safe.”
- Dan Robertson, President

SEIU Local 1021
"We proudly endorse Rebecca Kaplan because we know we can count on her to fight for working families in Oakland."
- Pete Albert, Co-Chair

Equality California
“A tireless advocate for LGBT equality since her college years, Kaplan has been a prominent LGBT voice in Oakland for more than a decade. Her leadership on issues ranging from LGBT youth funding to the relaunch of Oakland Pride illustrate her deep understanding of and commitment to the needs and priorities of the local LGBT community. If elected, she would be Oakland’s first openly LGBT mayor.”
 - Steve Roth

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
“As an elected official in Oakland, Rebecca Kaplan has been a strong leader and driving force behind making Oakland a safer and more prosperous city. I have no doubt she will continue to be an unwavering advocate for the people of Oakland as mayor.”- Chuck Wolfe, President and CEO

Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
“The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is proud to endorse Rebecca Kaplan as our first choice for mayor of Oakland. Kaplan has a strong history of leadership for justice and progress — including equal rights for LGBT people — and she’ll provide a strong progressive voice fighting to make Oakland and the greater Bay Area more equitable.”– Tom Temprano, Co-President

The Oakland Tribune
3rd Choice

San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Kaplan, a LGBT candidate who gets around the city by bicycle and has a keen interest in sustainability, has a decade of public service involvement, including holding the at-large seat on the Oakland City Council. She’s emphasizing tackling unemployment and expanding local hiring for the Police Department as a way to improve trust between police and residents."

Oakland Post News Group
"Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is our voice in City Hall. And we’re pleased to say: the smart, dedicated and energetic Kaplan would make a great mayor. President Pro Tem of the City Council, Kaplan has represented all of Oakland as an elected official for over a decade. She well represents not just one neighborhood – but the entire city. As mayor, she’d be the strong leader we need."

Sheet Metal Workers Local 104

Oakland Education Association
3rd Choice

League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay
2nd Choice

Evolve California

Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21
2nd Choice

Oakland Builders Alliance
2nd Choice

Black Women Organized for Political Action
2nd Choice

Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition

Oakland Civil Liberties Alliance

Sheila Kuehl

Former State Senator

“Rebecca Kaplan is the strong and effective leader that Oakland needs. I strongly endorse her because she believes in single-payer health care, she’ll expand economic opportunity for all — and she has a vision for our future.”

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

  • Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
  • Former Senator Sheila Kuehl
  • Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti
  • Former Dublin Mayor Linda Jeffery Sailors
  • Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci
  • Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday
  • Fremont Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon
  • Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb (2nd choice)
  • San Leandro Councilmemeber Jim Prola
  • Berkeley Councilmember Laurie Capitelli
  • Berkeley Councilmember Jesse Arreguin
  • San Leandro Councilmemeber Michael Gregory
  • San Leandro Councilmemeber Pauline Cutter
  • Newark School Board Member Charlie Mensinger
  • Berryessa School Board Member David Cohen
  • BART Director Robert Raburn
  • Alameda Health Care District President Michael McCormick
  • California Democratic Party Vice Chair Alex Rooker
  • Brownie Mary Democratic Club
  • Dorothy King
  • Sheng Thao
  • Jeff Davis
  • Craig Jones
  • Steve Sherriffe
  • Jean Harvey
  • Rogernald Jackson
  • Emily Berk
  • Mary Brown
  • Pastor Jeremiah Captain
  • Aimee Allison
  • Pete Albert
  • Michael Barnett
  • Paul Hogarth
  • D’wayne Wiggins
  • Pastor Greggory L. Brown
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner
  • Sean Luse
  • Marilyn Harris Washington
  • Jeffrey Jones
  • Julie Stevens
  • Jesus Vargas
  • Phuc Tran
  • Geoffrey Pete
  • Andrea Shorter
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty
  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Christina Olague
  • Lisa L. Williams
  • Sean Sullivan
  • Shaun Haines
  • Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner Jesse Townley