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District 2

District 2

This is a guide to Oakland’s District 2 ballot. This year, voters living in this part of Oakland will vote on four ballot measures as well as for the following positions:

  • At-Large City Councilmember
  • Ward 2 AC Transit Board Director
  • At-Large AC Transit Board Director
  • BART District 7 Board Director
  • Alameda Superior Court Office #2
  • Judge Oakland City Attorney

To find out more about a candidate, click on their name.

Oakland City Council

District: At-Large

Derreck Johnson

Derreck Johnson

EVERYTHING HE'S TOLD US FOR MONTHS IS A LIE

Nancy Sidebotham

Nancy Sidebotham

A City Hall hater who runs often and loses every time for good reasons

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan

A long-time politician who’s made powerful enemies with her progressive policies

AC Transit Board of Directors

AC Transit Ward: 2

Greg Harper

Greg Harper

Entitled career politician whose main move is asking, “How are we going to pay for that?”

Jean Walsh

Jean Walsh

Energetic challenger with a lot of endorsements who wants the bus to work as reliably as a water utility

AC Transit Ward: At-Large

Dollene Jones

Dollene Jones

A former bus driver who’s run multiple times trying to give drivers a voice on AC Transit’s Board

H.E. Christian (“Chris”) Peeples

H.E. Christian (“Chris”) Peeples

Incumbent who’s served on this board for over two decades

Victoria Fierce

Victoria Fierce

A well-known YIMBY activist with a large, sometimes-antagonistic social media presence who’s making a lot of promises about the bus

Judge at Alameda Superior Court, Office #2

District: At-Large

Elena Condes

Elena Condes

The lesbian latinx criminal defense candidate endorsed by the trailblazing retiring incumbent

Mark Fickes

Mark Fickes

Gay Jewish prosecutor reimagined as civil rights attorney. Only has 1 dog.

Oakland City Attorney

District: At-Large

Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Good on tenant protections, horrible on police accountability, better than the alternative.

Eli Ferran

Eli Ferran

Former employee of the incumbent who wants everyone to know he has three daughters

Ballot Measures

Measure QQ

Youth Voting in School Board Elections

Measure RR

Remove cap on fines for municipal ordinance violations

Measure S1

Police Commission Ballot Measure

Measure V

Renewing Alameda County's Unincorporated Areas' Utility Tax

Measure W

Alameda County sales tax for essential services

Measure X

Alameda County Fire Department Fire Safety Bond

Measure Y

Oakland Unified School District Bond for School Repairs