By Dan Borenstein — East Bay Times, 9/24/2022
“Mayor: Loren Taylor
Of the 10 mayoral candidates, five, all current or former Oakland elected officials, are mounting serious campaigns. Taylor is the standout.
An Oakland native, he is a biomedical engineer and management consultant with an MBA. He left the corporate world to launch a consulting firm serving nonprofits and small businesses. His compassionate, thoughtful and measured approach combined with his keen analytical skills are exactly what Oakland needs for its top elected leader.
Taylor, who was first elected to the council in 2018, recognizes that the Police Department is substantially understaffed, and he rejects the notion that violence prevention programs should be pitted against funding for cops on the streets. Simply put, he says, we need both.”