Kaplan Congratulates Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf | | Kaplan for Oakland


November 5, 2014

Contact: Jason Overman

OAKLAND, CA — Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan conceded in the Oakland mayor’s race Wednesday, issuing the following statement congratulating Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf on her victory:

“This afternoon, I’m proud to congratulate Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf on her incredibly well-fought campaign to move Oakland forward. Mayor-elect Schaaf and I share a deep and profound commitment to making Oakland stronger, safer and more prosperous. We’ll together represent the entire city, and I’m excited to partner with her on a wide variety of ways to improve the city that she and I both love.

I ran for mayor because Oakland needs strong leadership, and because Oakland needs a fresh start.  Today, we unite around our next mayor and dedicate ourselves to supporting her and our city in every way that we can.

Finally, I’m incredibly proud of the positive campaign we ran. My commitment to serving Oakland has never been stronger, and as City Council President Pro Tem, I’ll continue to put Oakland first every single day.”


Council President Pro Tem Rebecca Kaplan was elected in 2008 to serve as Oakland’s citywide councilmember.  She was re-elected in 2012 and serves currently as President Pro Tempore of the Oakland City Council.  She is committed to providing strong, stable leadership in Oakland — for safe neighborhoods, for local jobs and for a fresh start for our city.  President Pro Tem Kaplan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, obtained a master’s degree from Tufts University and a juris doctor from Stanford Law School.