Why I’m Running
As a third-generation son of Oakland, my dedication to waking up every single morning and working towards a better Oakland is deeply personal. My wife Erica and I have chosen to stay and raise our family here because of everything The Town represents: grit and hard work; diversity and equal opportunity for all; creativity and innovation. This is a great and proud city, but too often a focus on what divides us gets in the way of building the Oakland we all deserve––one with economic opportunities in safe and just communities. I’m running for Mayor because we deserve leadership that unites our communities to realize Oakland’s potential, focusing on delivering results rather than rhetoric and making progress rather than politics.