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

Keeping the A's in Oakland: An Interview with Joe Tuman

By:  on Aug 21 2014 in Athletics Nation

This is the second installment in what is becoming an extended series featuring Oakland mayoral candidates in the upcoming November 2014 elections, discussing their feelings and positions most specifically regarding a new venue for the A's in the...

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A Long Slate of Mayoral Candidates Hints at a Rapidly Changing Oakland

By , NY Times JULY 30, 2014


Joe Tuman, a professor at San Francisco State University with a business-management perspective, finished fourth in the 2010 mayoral race. CreditJim Wilson/The New York...

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Campaign Updates

Joe Tuman’s Busy “National Night Out”

It was a great night for our city and our campaign. Last Tuesday night, on August 5th, Oakland joined in the “National Night Out” celebration with an incredible 625 neighborhood block parties across the city to foster neighborhood camaraderie and public safety. I jumped at this opportunity to meet face...

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A Pro-Resident, Pro-Business Parking Plan for Oakland

Oakland’s current mishmash of high priced parking metering, draconian ticket penalties, and long parking enforcement hours negatively impacts our quality of life and hinders the viability of local businesses. We need a parking policy that supports and enhances retail sales, better serves residents, and effectively moves traffic.

I was the first...