Mayor Jean Quan concedes following a
disappointing third-place finish.
"I want to congratulate Councilwoman Libby Schaaf on being elected the next Mayor of Oakland," said Quan. "She inherits a city where crime is down, unemployment is down, city finances are strong, police reforms are near completion, and the economic renaissance is well under way."
Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, the second-place finisher following ranked choice tabulations, has
In statement, Quan pledged to offer Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf support in the transition between the two administrations and thanks her campaign's supporters and volunteers.
"It has been a profound honor to serve the people of Oakland these last 20 years: as a school board member, as a councilmember, and as mayor. I plan to work hard during my remaining weeks to move projects forward and will always be active in the city I love."