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

Tuman and Quan Call Each Other Out at Public Safety Debate

“Did you hear the first words out of her mouth?” Oakland mayoral candidate Joe Tuman said incredulously of Mayor Jean Quan. “‘I’m sorry I misspoke.’ How many times have you heard that?”

Although, many candidates for mayor voiced specific displeasure with Quan’s...

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Cherry-picking crime stats may have pitfalls for Jean Quan

By: Chip Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle 

At just about every event she's attended this year, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has repeated the campaign mantra she hopes will win her another four-year term in November: Crime is down and Oakland is on the rise.

It's true that crime stats dipped in 2013 from...

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Campaign Updates

A Safe Oakland

Last week over 400 Oaklanders gathered to listen to the candidates speak about public safety in Oakland. They sent a message loud and clear -- We cannot move forward as a City until we address the persistent violence that plagues our neighborhoods. 

The residents of Oakland deserve to feel safe....

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Share New Joe Tuman Video on Social Media

Today we are releasing our first campaign video, “Meet Joe Tuman,” in which Joe shares his vision for Oakland.

Check it out...

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