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

Rough Time for Quan

San Francisco State University professor Joe Tuman also had a solid evening. The former debate coach and longtime TV news commentator is an excellent public speaker who clearly enjoys being in front of large crowds. Throughout the year, he'll likely compete against Schaaf for the moderate pro-law-and-order vote, and during...

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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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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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