2014 is an election year. Educate yourself and stay up to date on the election. Districts 2, 4 and 6 will be on the ballot.

Candidate Info | District 2 | District 4 | District 6 | Campaign Finances | Calendar | See Also | References

What's my district

The Candidates

To see who has officially filed and find any finance-related forms, click here. Under the yellow boxes, you will see "Browse Candidates & Measures by Election." Click the 11/04/2014 tab and then the relevant Candidate tab to expand. You can also check here (click "Candidate List). Check here for updated candidate information.

District 2

The following candidates qualified for the ballot.  D2 Incumbent Pat Kernighan will not be running.4

Name/OW page Short Bio Filings Website Political Positions Page
Kevin Blackburn Assistant Vice President for Legislative & Regulatory Affairs at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.8 blackburn501.pdf http://www.kevinblackburnforoakland.com/ Positions
Abel Guillen Senior Executive Vice President at Caldwell Flores Winters Inc. and current Peralta Community College board of trustees (since 2006).



http://www.abelforoakland.com/ Positions
Dana King Artist, Former KPIX news anchor, adjunct professor

king 501.pdf

king 410.pdf

king 301.pdf



Ken Maxey Director Community Relations     Positions
Andrew Park Department Manager, Physical Education/Biological Sciences Division, UC Berkeley; and community leader in San Antonio district.  Has lived in Oakland for over 30 years.

park 501.pdf

park 301.pdf

park 410.pdf

http://www.andrewparkoakland.com/ Positions

The candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order:

  • Abel Guillen: Community College Trustee
  • Ken Maxey: Director Community Relations
  • Dana King: Retired Broadcast Journalist
  • Kevin Blackburn: Housing Policy Advisor
  • Andrew Park: Public University Administrator

Zennie Abraham has a video playlist including each candidate, save for Mr. Maxey as of this writing:  Oakland City Council District Two Race 2014 Videos

The following candidates filed papers but either withdrew interest or decided not to run.

Name/OW page Short Bio Filings Website Political Positions Page
Sokhom Mao Mao is no longer running: he is supporting King. (see tweet)




http://www.sokhommao.com/ Positions
Michael Colbruno Lobbyist, democratic activist. After Guillen announced, Colbruno announced he would no longer be running (March 27, 2014). colbruno501.pdf   Positions


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District 4 (strikethroughs represent no longer running and/or confirmed as never running)

The following candidates qualified for the ballot.  D4 Incumbent Libby Schaaf is giving up her seat to run for Mayor.

Name/OW Page Short Bio Filings Website Political Positions Page
Jill Broadhurst

Executive/Finance Director of East Bay Rental Housing Association

Community Volunteer

broadhurst 410.pdf

broadhurst 501.pdf

Broadhurst 301.pdf

http://www.jill4oakland.com/ Positions
Paul Lim** Emergency Management Coordinator lim501.pdf   Positions
Annie Campbell Washington**

Appointed District 4 School Board Member, Oakland Unified School District


campbell washington 501.pdf

campbell washington 410.pdf

campbell washington 301.pdf




The candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order:

  • Annie Campbell Washington: Appointed School Board Member
  • Jill Broadhurst: Executive/Finance Director
  • Paul Lim: Emergency Management Coordinator

In the news:

The following candidates expressed interest but either decided not to run or did not qualify.

Name/OW Page Short Bio Filings Website Political Positions Page
Nicolas Heidorn  

heidorn 301.pdf

heidorn 501.pdf


Craig Sinclair Crossed off on most recent Clerk's list.




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District 6 (strikethroughs represent no longer running and/or confirmed as never running)

The following candidates are confirmed as qualifying for the ballot.

Name/OW Page Short Bio Fillings Website Political Positions Page
Desley Brooks District 6 Councilmember brooks 501.pdf http://democracy.com/Desley-Brooks/default.aspx Political Positions
Michael Johnson Pastor of Beebe Memorial Church2 document (17).pdf http://www.hope4oakland.org Positions
Shereda F Nosakhare Policy Analyst and Community Liaison for Oakland Councilmember Libby Schaaf




http://www.sheredaforoakland.com Positions
James Moore Owner small business consulting firm (per website)

moore 501.pdf

moore 410.pdf

moore 410 original.pdf

http://www.jamesmoore4district6.com/ Positions

The candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order:

  • Desley Brooks: Incumbent

  • Shereda Nosakhare: Public Policy Analyst

  • James Moore: Commercial Corridor Manager

  • Michael Johnson: Administrator/Investor/Minister

In the News:

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Campaign Donations

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Calendar of Events

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See Also

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  1. Tweet, Steven Tavares of East Bay Citizen
  2. Artz, Matthew, Matt O'Brien and Chris De Benedetti. "Citywise: Oakland pastor to challenge Desley Brooks." Oakland Tribune: Sep 6, 2013.
  3. Heimpel, Daniel. "Foster Youth Leader Running for Oakland City Council." The Chronicle of Social Change: Nov 22, 2013. (reference no longer used)
  4. Artz, Matthew. "Pat Kernighan won't seek re-election to Oakland council." Oakland Tribune: Dec 16, 2013.
  5. Artz, Matthew. "Former news anchor running for Oakland council seat." Oakland Tribune: Feb 4, 2014. (reference no longer used)
  6. Tavares, Steven. "Guillen Shows Strong Interest in Oakland’s District 2 Seat." EBCitizen.com: Feb 6, 2014. (reference no longer used)
  7. Anne Campbell Washington Runs For Oakland City Council D4, March 7, 2014. (reference no longer used)

  8. Abraham, Zennie. "Kevin Blackburn To Enter Oakland City Council District Two Race." Zennie62.com: Mar 10, 2014.

  9. Abraham, Zennie. "Kevin Blackburn." (reference no longer used)

  10. Abraham, Zennie. "Michael Colbruno To Withdraw From Oakland City Council D2 Race For Abel Guillen." Zennie62.com: Mar 10, 2014. (Reference no longer used.)


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