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

At Forum, Tuman Attacks Quan for Saying Her Youth Jobs Program Lowered Crime


OAKLAND | MAYOR | There were few fireworks during a two and a half hour Oakland mayoral candidates forum last Thursday hosted by the grassroots #Oakmtg Twitter hashtag group and even less new information on the candidate’s positions....

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Oakland Mayoral Candidates Bicker Over Police Staffing Level

By Chris Fillippi, KCBS News

OAKLAND (KCBS) — A dozen candidates who want to be mayor of Oakland faced off Thursday night in a campaign debate at City Hall in which public safety was hot-button issue.

The crowded debate included Mayor Jean Quan and the 11 candidates who want to...

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Campaign Updates

Children Aren't Criminals

It was a “teachable moment.” In last week’s Mayoral debate incumbent Jean Quan said something I simply couldn’t let stand. She claimed that her summer jobs program for young people actually reduced violent crime – implying that children are responsible for the bulk of Oakland’s crime problem.

Thankfully, I was given...

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Out-of-City Donors Bankrolling Mayoral Candidates - Except Joe Tuman

It matters if candidates for Mayor are more beholden to out-of-town special interests than Oakland residents. It also matters when candidates proclaiming their deep Oakland connections receive a bulk of their funding from outside of Oakland.

According to a new report by the independent “Open Disclosure” – an...

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