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Oakland D6 Candidate Loren Taylor Raises $115,000 for June 30 Deadline

Announcement of Fundraising Total Comes on Heels of Major Endorsements and Launch of Strong Field Campaign

(Oakland, CA) – Today, Oakland native and community, business, and non-profit leader Loren Taylor announced he will report raising more than $115,000 for his campaign for Oakland City Council District 6 through the June 30 fundraising deadline. Taylor’s support came in contributions ranging from $2 to $800, from teachers, healthcare, non-profit, and faith leaders, and people throughout Oakland.

Taylor is inching close to hitting the maximum spending limit of $136,000 for District 6 candidates. The announcement of his fundraising totals comes on the heels of endorsements from hundreds of District 6 residents, non-profit, civil rights, and faith leaders, and current and former Oakland Mayors Libby Schaaf and Jean Quan.

“I’m incredibly honored by what our supporters have done,” said Taylor. “Not for me, but for the city we are so passionate about serving. It’s clear District 6 is looking for change, for a Councilmember who is committed to giving back, and who residents can count on to tackle our city’s toughest issues.”

Taylor added that, “As a third generation Oaklander, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges Oakland has experienced. It’s unacceptable to see our storefronts boarded up and members of our community priced out of their long-time homes. We must address the lack of jobs and economic opportunity in our district, while aggressively tackling homelessness and the affordable housing crisis. As a Councilmember, I’ll do just that.”

Taylor also announced that this past weekend dozens of volunteers met to launch his field program, where they knocked on hundreds of doors and talked to voters throughout District 6 and spread the campaign’s message of change.

“Enthusiasm from the community for my campaign is humbling and exciting, and we’re eager to keep the momentum going through Election Day,” said Taylor.