Walk Oakland Bike Oakland asked City Council candidates what their priorities are to make Oakland a more convenient and safe city for bicyclists and pedestrians of all kinds.  While we cannot endorse candidates, their responses reveal their understanding of bicycle and pedestrian issues across the city. Read what the candidates are saying, and if you have questions, call their election offices.  If you see something you are really excited about, let them know!

We contacted the following campaigns. Click candidate for link to their campaign, or click the district to read survey responses. Candidates who have responded are in bold. Not sure your district? Look it up on this map.

Oakland City Council District At-Largeread the candidate responses

  • Ignacio De La Fuente
  • Rebecca Kaplan (incumbent)
  • Mick Storm
  • Carol Lee Tolbert

Oakland City Council District 1read the candidate responses

  • Craig Brandt
  • Dan Kalb
  • Amy Lemley
  • Gordon A. “Don” Link
  • Leonard Raphael
  • Richard Raya

Oakland City Council District 3 – read the candidate responses

  • Nyeisha DeWitt
  • Lynette Gibson-McElhaney
  • Alex Miller-Cole
  • Derrick Muhammad
  • Sean Sullivan
  • Larry Lionel Young

Oakland City Council District 5 – no candidates responded

  • Noel Gallo
  • Shelly Garza
  • Mario Juarez
  • Dawn McMahan

Oakland City Council District 7 – no candidates responded

  • Larry Reid (incumbent)
  • Sheryl Walton
  • Beverly Williams

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