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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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City Council, District 7City of OaklandNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

City of OaklandCity Council, District 7

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (34/34).

About this office

Members of the city council draft and vote on city laws and appoint certain municipal officers and employees.
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Who’s Running?

This office uses ranked-choice voting, or “instant run-off voting.” When marking your ballot, instead of voting for just one candidate, rank up to three candidates in order of your preference.See the Voting info section for more.
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Councilmember
8,464 votes (53.7%)Winning
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  • Public Safety/Police Accountability: Support re-entry services, youth programs, improving civilian oversight of OPD, and upholding constitutional policing.
  • Economic Development: Work to attract and retain new development projects in the city that provide for long term economic stability and livable wages for our residents.
  • Lack of Affordable Housing: Support local bond measures to increase housing and other creative approaches to secure additional housing for Oakland residents.
Profession:Oakland City Councilmember, District 7
  • Teamsters' Joint Council No 7
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Councilman Abel Guillen
  • Councilman Dan Kalb
  • Councilwoman Annie Campbell Washington
  • Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney
  • Supervisor Nate Miley
  • Assemblyman Rob Bonta
  • Mayor Libby Schaaf
  • East Bay Small Business Council
  • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Non-Profit Executive Director
3,947 votes (25%)
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  • Establishing vibrant communities where families thrive and are safe.
  • Supporting the growth of local businesses who hire Oakland residents.
  • Ensuring affordable housing and access to high quality education.
Profession:Non-Profit Executive Director
Executive Director, St. John Boys Home, Inc. (2007current)
Trustee, Peralta Community College District — Elected position (20042012)
Committee Member, Oakland Budget Advisory — Appointed position (20062007)
Alliant University Doctor of Psychology, Organization Development (2014)
Alliant University Master of Arts, Organization Psychology (2012)
Holy Names College Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology (2003)
Cal State East Bay Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism (1998)
Community Organizer/Educator
3,324 votes (21.1%)
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  • Support equitable development without displacement
  • Encourage environmental health and youth green job programs
  • Prioritize safe neighborhoods, restorative justice programs and police accountability
Profession:Educator/Community Organizer

Nehanda Imara is an East Oakland, resident, dedicated activist, organizer, educator and adjunct teacher for African American and Environmental Studies at Merritt College. Nehanda created the first Environmental Racism/Justice course at the Peralta Community College District.

Nehanda was part of the leadership team at the inception of East Oakland Building Healthy Communities since 2010. Nehanda served on the interim steering committee and worked to shepherd in the implementation phase of the initiative.

Currently Nehanda chairs the Land Use/Built Environment Working Group and serves on the Leadership Council. Nehanda is an organizer with Communities for a Better Environment and in this capacity engages residents and youth in fighting for a “Just Transition” away from dirty pollution systems and for clean more sustainable environmental policies and programs.

As an organizer for CBE, her outreach and recruitment work has built a strong core membership and broad support base of youth, students, residents and community partners in the Oakland area. She organized the first CBE ‘Love Yo Mama Earth Day’ in 2009 in collaboration with community partners in deep East Oakland, a community suffering deeply from the present global ecological crisis, bringing information and resources to youth and residents that typically lack access.

 

Nehanda also serves as Co-coordinator of Merritt’s “Black Consciousness Raising Tours to Ghana, West Africa. Nehanda has traveled to over 10 African countries as well as the Caribbean and Central America. 

  • John George Democratic Club
  • Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Oakland Justice Coalition
  • The East Bay Express
  • ACCE Action
Email info@nehandafordistrict7.com

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