OAKLAND, CA – Daniel Swafford, who is the Executive Director of the Montclair and Laurel Business Associations and community volunteer for over 15 years, endorsed Sheng Thao’s candidacy for Oakland City Council District 4.
In a video, Swafford urge voters of District 4 to vote for Thao, stating, “…we really need someone that represents us on City Council that can advocate for our neighborhoods. That can take a strong position in supporting the project priorities that we have, on the ground, in District 4. We need someone who knows City Hall, and Sheng is someone who has proven to get work done, be effective and deliver results.”
Sheng Thao is the only candidate who has been able to receive a strong broad base of endorsements, including from East Bay Times, East Bay Express, Oakland Post, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Assemblymember Bonta, Berkeley Mayor Arreguin, Alameda Labor Council, Oakland Firefighters, California Nurses, Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Building Trades Council, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte, Harvey Milk Club, and many more. Find all of her endorsements on her website at www.shengforoakland.com
East Bay Express stated, “…Thao was the most prepared council candidate we interviewed this fall. Her command of the many issues facing Oakland is impressive, and we think she could step into the job and be successful on Day One.”
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin says, “I am proud to endorse Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council. Her years of service in City Hall and her commitment to progressive action will help move Oakland forward. She knows that regional collaboration is essential in addressing Oakland’s critical challenges. I look forward to working in partnership with her.”
Two weeks until election day on November 6th, and the District 4 race has seen two candidates drop out of the race, including most recently, Charlie Michelson – who’s name is still on the ballot.
For more about Sheng Thao, visit her website at www.shengforoakland.com
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