We are excited to share with you some highlights from the School Board and Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by our charter and district families! During a difficult week for Oakland, 350 people came together to hold our politicians accountable. Thank you to all of the candidates who participated.
Our powerful community showed the candidates that we’re watching and well organized in the name of equity and quality education for all of Oakland.
Have you received your ballot yet? All registered voters started receiving ballots in the mail this week, and you can also vote in person now at all county election offices.
Scroll down and you will find info, photos and videos from the forum. We also updated this website where you will find some video clips of each candidate who participated in the forum. We will be sharing more video clips in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!
Check out photos from the forum on Facebook!
School Board Candidate Videos
Click on a candidate’s name to watch
David Kakishiba: “I’m running because the School Board has lost its way.”
Max Orozco: “We keep hearing we’re hiring more people. That’s the first thing we have to stop.”
Nick Resnick: “Number 1 priority is to bring a laser focus to student success.”
Kyra Mungia: “The #1 goal for public education is our kids get the quality education they deserve.”
Joel Velasquez: “The last two decades we’ve been closing schools in Black and Brown communities.”