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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Who Will Be De La Fuente's Boy (Girl) In Oakland's District 5?

ELECTION '12//OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL DIST 5 | The largest presence in this fall's District 5 city council race in Oakland isn't even on the ballot. After two decades in Oakland City Hall, Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente is giving up his District 5 seat to challenge Rebecca Kaplan for her council At-Large spot. And for Fruitvale and Glenview district voters, the question is whether they will choose one of the two candidates who have ties to him, or whether they will select one of his fiercest foes. The decision could prove pivotal, because if the moderate De La Fuente beats the progressive Kaplan, then De La Fuente and his supporters may once again regain control of the council....

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