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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jean Quan Declared Oakland's Mayor

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

click to enlarge Mayor-To-Be Jean Quan is definitely Anybody But Perata
  • Mayor-To-Be Jean Quan is definitely Anybody But Perata

Completing a mathematical miracle, Councilwoman Jean Quan upset longtime Bay Area power player Don Perata to become mayor of Oakland.

While Perata heavily outpolled Quan on election day, the councilwoman received far more second- and third-place votes to catch and pass the favorite as ranked-choice voting progressed. In what is being called the "Anybody But Perata" turnout, Quan received 75 percent of Rebecca Kaplan's second-place votes.

Quan will be Oakland's first female mayor, first Asian mayor, and first in a long time who isn't a celebrity politician on the (apparent) downside of a long and controversial career.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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