Endorsements | Kaplan for Oakland


Democratic Party of Alameda County “Rebecca is one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable public servants I know. She has proven over the course of her tenure at City Hall that she is an effective and responsive leader with a knack for getting things done.

“Her willingness to take the initiative on creating solutions for Oakland’s most pressing issues is what sets her apart from the crowded field of challengers. I believe her progressive leadership is necessary to have on our city council and she deserves to be re-elected.”
Democratic Party of Alameda County official Kathy Neal

California Nurses Association “The California Nurses Association is proud to support Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan for re-election this November. We have worked together to fight for a safer and healthier community, and we need her voice on the Council.”
— Martha Kuhl, RN at Children’s Hospital Oakland and Treasurer of the California Nurses Association
seiu300 “We support Rebecca Kaplan for Oakland City Council. We trust her to be a principled champion for workers and residents of the City of Oakland.”
— Kimberly Moses, SEIU 1021 Chapter President
sierraclubpac300 “Rebecca has dealt with the housing affordability crisis by passing a renters’ protection measure, worked to help clean the air throughout the Bay Area and fought to stop coal handling and shipping in Oakland. She is providing the leadership that will move Oakland forward in the right direction.”
— Andy Katz, member of the North Alameda County Sierra Club Executive Committee

I am honored to have the support of the following community organizations and civic leaders for my re-election to the citywide seat on the Oakland City Council:


Democratic Party of Alameda County
Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO
California Nurses Association
National Union of Healthcare Workers
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action
Sierra Club
League of Conservation Voters East Bay
John George Democratic Club
Wellstone Democratic Club
Oakland Firefighters IAFF Local 55
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)
Alameda Labor Council
Oakland Justice Coalition
Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
Oakland Rising Action
Equality California
Evolve California
International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 21
BWOPA-PAC (Black Women Organized for Political Action)
Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition


Oakland Magazine
East Bay Express
Oakland Post
San Francisco Bay Guardian
Bay Area Reporter

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

Loni Hancock, California State Senator
Bob Wieckowski, California State Senator
Rob Bonta, California Assemblymember
Tony Thurmond, California Assemblymember
Jim Frazier, California Assemblymember, Chair, Transportation Committee
Don Perata, Former State Senator
Liz Figueroa, Former California State Senator
Sandré Swanson, Former California Assemblymember
Fiona Ma, Member of the California Board of Equalization
Scott Haggerty, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Richard Valle, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Eric Mar, City and County of San Francisco Supervisor
Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember
Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Oakland City Councilmember
Noel Gallo, Oakland City Councilmember
Larry Reid, Oakland City Councilmember
Annie Campbell Washington, Oakland City Councilmember
Jim Prola, San Leandro Vice Mayor
Trish Spencer, Alameda Mayor
Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Alameda Vice Mayor
Janet Abelson, El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem
Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley City Councilmember
Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, Oakland Unified School District Member
Sheila Jordan, Former Alameda County Superintendent of Schools
Corina Lopez, Democratic Central Committee
Mario Juarez, Democratic Central Committee
Andy Katz, East Bay Municipal Utility District Director
Doug Linney, East Bay Municipal Utility District Director
Rebecca Saltzman, BART Board Director
Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Emeritus Pastor, Allen Temple
Van Jones, Prominent Social Justice and Environmental Advocate
Vien Truong, Director, Green For All
Dorothy King
Nazanin (Stephanie) Szanto
Kimberly Mayfield
Margaretta Lin
Rev. Ken Chambers
Rev. Eloise Oliver
Carolyn Bowden
William Patterson
Geoffrey Pete
Gary Jimenez
Ellen Wyrick
Sheng Thao
Michael Munson
Chris Jackson
Nancy Nadel
Rev. Debra Avery
Rev. Daniel Buford

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