Oaklanders weigh in on the mayoral showdown

on November 7, 2010

After Friday’s ranked-choice vote tally, Councilmember Jean Quan leads the Oakland mayoral race  51.1 percent of the vote to Don Perata’s 48.9 percent. With about 15,000 ballots left to count in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro races, an announcement of the final results is expected Monday. Watch this video to see what Oaklanders think of the two leading candidates for mayor.


  1. Conan Neutron on November 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Marcie Hodge?!? The 3rd in the top 3 was and is Rebecca Kaplan, not Don Perata’s billboard stalking horse.

    • Tim Andersson on November 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Don’t get too bent out of shape, he could have been talking about his top three.

  2. Tim Andersson on November 8, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I’ll say it again. I find these on the street interviews with our neighbors and fellow citizens to be some of the most interesting journalism on the web. Rather than a reporter “distilling” peoples opinions we get to hear it from them directly. Keep up the good work Oakland North.

  3. […] Kaplan said she felt that was important to make clear because, she said, “There’s been some attempt to cloud the issue.” After the election results were announced in November, first runner-up Don Perata distributed a press release saying people were confused by the system. […]

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