Oakland Mayoral Election Candidates Including Libby Schaaf And Cat Brooks At West Oakland Forum

The “WOJLOO” Forum, or “West Oakland, Jack London, Old Oakland” candidates forum was held after what Jesse A.J. Smith, the only Oakland Mayoral Election Candidate who covers the races only using Jack Dorsey’s micro-blogging platform Twitter (should be using his Oakland News Now account and his own blog) tweeted as “Scandal! Tonight’s forum at the senior center next to Bobby Hutton park was almost cancelled, on account of a new policy saying they can’t host political events. It’s good though. The de Fremery house got us.”

Among the Oakland Mayoral Election candidates in attendance, were (and in the order they were seated left to right) Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland Community Leader Ken Houston, Oakland Activist Cat Brooks, Oakland Tax Consultant Nancy Sidebotham, Oakland Entrepreneur Saied Kamarooz, and Oakland Activist Jesse A.J. Smith. (Oakland Mayor’s Race candidates Pamela Price, couldn’t attend, Marchon Tatmon was not there, and Peter Liu wasn’t invited to be in it. Peter Liu’s racist antics on social media should not be allowed – the rules should be changed to expressly forbid the expression of racism in Oakland as a candidate for office. Oakland has to take a legal stand against people like Peter Liu, and not ignore his actions.)

What follows is the presentation of each and every video made on Twitter from the forum and courtesy of Tonya Love, who posted them via her Twitter account @tdlove5. (I also must note the video sound quality is better this time). The videos are listed in reverse chronological order and with no commentary from this blogger. Watch, listen, use your own judgment, but please do vote in the Oakland Elections!

Jesse A.J. Smith was allowed to make an opening statement, but, after not allowing him to be in the debate, they gave him the option to participate; he elected to speak and then to sit and tweet.

Here’s Ken Houston giving his opening statement, and who finally attended an Oakland candidates forum this year (he came to my Oakland Sports Forum in 2014):

Stay tuned.

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