Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf Files for Mayor's Race

The field of mayoral candidates includes incumbent Jean Quan, who is expected to run again, Bryan Parker, Joe Tuman and others.

Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Photo courtesy of Libby Schaaf for Mayor.
Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf. Photo courtesy of Libby Schaaf for Mayor.
By Bay City News Service

Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf filed papers today (Monday, Dec. 2) to run for mayor in 2014.

Speaking to reporters outside the Oakland city clerk's office late this morning, Schaaf said that reducing police response times and creating jobs will be among her top priorities.

"I'm very frustrated with the level of services and the speed of progress in this city," Schaaf said.

Schaaf is expected to compete against Mayor Jean Quan, who plans to run again, Port of Oakland Commissioner Bryan Parker, college professor and political commentator Joe Tuman, and others.

Schaaf, who was born and raised in Oakland, was elected to the City Council in 2010. She represents District 4, which includes Montclair, Redwood Heights and several other Oakland neighborhoods.

She previously served as chief of staff for former City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, as an aide to former Mayor Jerry Brown and as an executive at the Port of Oakland.

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