Although they won't name a mayor until later this week, it seems likely that we'll be typing "Oakland Mayor Quan" for the next four years. According to reports, Oakland Councilwoman Jean Quan might be the next mayor of Oakland. Many had pegged Don Perata as the winner, but ranked-choice voting helped Quan take the lead.
"When you look at straight votes, Perata had a double digit lead over Quan, but he didn't have the required 50 percent needed to win, so election officials had to take in account voters' second and third choices," notes NBC Bay Area.
Facing a $40 million-plus deficit that, among other things, will likely result in layoffs for city workers, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan took a 25% pay cut. She will rake in a mere $137,000/year, which is around "$46,000 a year less than... Read Post
Photo: D. Ross Cameron/Oakland Tribune It's official: City Councilwoman Jean Quan has won the Oakland mayor's race, beating out Don Perata in the ranked-choice voting tally by a margin of 51% to 49% (a little more than 2,000 votes).... Read Post