Meet Joe Tuman


A Public Servant. 
Not Just Another Politician. 

Joe Tuman’s life has been about public service. Throughout a career spanning 30 years, through teaching government and law at a public university, with service to numerous Oakland community organizations focused on safety, jobs, government reform, education, and the arts, and from his in-depth, on the ground experience of the ins and outs of local government, Joe Tuman has developed a deep knowledge of how this city functions—and often doesn’t.

But Joe gained that experience from the outside. He’s not part of any City Hall machine. As Mayor, Joe Tuman will have the freedom to shake things up...


In The News

Oakland Tribune Editorial: Tuman for Oakland Mayor

"There's some hope. After eight years of failed leadership, thoughtful candidates are vying to run the city of Oakland...Tuman is the standout, speaking directly about how the city must start responsibly meeting its financial obligations."

Oakland Tribune Editorial, September 26, 2014

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How Much Campaign Cash is Flowing From Outside Oakland? Don't Bother. The Candidates Won't Know

"Joe Tuman actually promoted the Open Oakland website himself and he has good reason...Tuman’s total represents the largest home-grown accounting of campaign cash."

By Steven Tavares, East Bay Citizen

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Campaign Updates

Oakland Tribune Endorses Tuman for Mayor

With just four days to go before the next campaign finance filing deadline we got just the boost our campaign was looking for! The Oakland Tribune, in no uncertain terms, endorsed me as its number one choice, declaring, Tuman is the standout, speaking directly about how the city...

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Campaign Deadline Coming Up!

There are just six days until the next campaign filing deadline. It’s critical that we have a strong showing. You've been a big help to me in the past, and I hope you'll stand by me now. Together, we can send a clear message to the political establishment: we’re in...

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