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West Oakland, Jack London, Old Oakland, Downtown, Adams Point and Pill Hill

District 3

District 3

This is a guide to Oakland’s District 3 ballot. This year, voters living in this part of Oakland will vote on four ballot measures as well as for the following positions:

  • District 3 City Councilmember
  • 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
  • District 3 OUSD Board Director

To find out more about a candidate or ballot measure, click on the name or title in the card.

Oakland City Council

District: 3

Alexus D. Taylor

Alexus D. Taylor

A mysterious stranger

Carroll Fife

Carroll Fife

The labor-backed newcomer going against the ethically-challenged incumbent

Faye E. Taylor

Faye E. Taylor

No web presence doesn't mean no fun!

Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Lynette Gibson McElhaney

A narcissist who weaponizes her victimhood to the detriment of progressive policies

Meron Y. Semedar

Meron Y. Semedar

Vague policies, good intent, kind of an over-achiever

Seneca C. Scott

Seneca C. Scott

TL;DR: A labor organizer with slick headshots but virtually no concrete platform

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

BART Board of Directors

BART District: 7

Lateefah Simon

Lateefah Simon

The legally-blind incumbent devoted to public transit, racial justice and reforming the BART police

Sharon Kidd

Sharon Kidd

A challenger who thinks the only problem BART has is that riders don’t love BART police enough

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

OUSD School Board Director

District: 3

Cherisse Gash

Cherisse Gash

An activist parent who's taken a strong stand against charter schools.

Maiya Edgerly

Maiya Edgerly

Pro-charter school nonprofit executive whose main issue is college access

Mark Hurty

Mark Hurty

Pro-charter Teach for America alum focused on student literacy above all

Maximo Santana

Maximo Santana

Fun dude who cares about equity but might not be ready to make it happen

Van Cedric Williams

Van Cedric Williams

A lifelong public school teacher and organizer whose classes we wish we could audit

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