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Bishop Bob Jackson: We Have an Exciting Opportunity to Move East Oakland Forward

In District 6, doing the same thing we have been doing for the last several years will not give us different results. We need new representation in Oakland City Hall, and that is why I am excited about Loren Taylor’s candidacy for Oakland City Council.

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Elaine Brown, Former Black Panther Party Chair Endorses Loren Taylor for Oakland City Council District 6

Brown Joins Oakland Mayor, Vice Mayor, East Bay Times, and Community and Faith Leaders in Supporting Oakland Native’s Campaign

(Oakland, CA) – Today, Elaine Brown, former Black Panther Party Chairwoman, announced her endorsement of Oakland native and non-profit leader Loren Taylor’s campaign for Oakland City Council District 6.

“The people of District 6, especially Black and Brown residents, have been suffering with a lack of affordable housing and local business development. District 6 needs a City Council representative like Loren Taylor who will put community over self. Loren’s deep Oakland roots and commitment to community, with a background as a non-profit and business leader, will ensure District 6 rises with economic benefits the community needs and deserves,” said Brown. “This is why I’m endorsing and supporting Loren as my first choice for the District 6 City Council seat.”

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Loren Taylor Endorsed by the East Bay Times for Oakland City Council

The East Bay Times Joins Growing List of Progressive Leaders and Organizations Supporting Oakland Native's Campaign for District 6

(Oakland, CA) – Today, the East Bay Times endorsed non-profit and business leader and Oakland native Loren Taylor’s campaign for Oakland City Council District 6.

“The standout...is Loren Taylor, a biomedical engineer and management consultant with an MBA from UC Berkeley. He understands the magnitude of the city’s challenges and hopes to use his management skills to address them,” the East Bay Times wrote.  

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Loren Taylor Endorsed by Senator Nancy Skinner, Progressive Groups for Oakland City Council District 6

New Supporters Join Oakland Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Community and Faith Leaders in Supporting Oakland Native’s Campaign

(Oakland, CA) – Today, California State Senator Nancy Skinner and a group of progressive local organizations announced their endorsement of Oakland native and non-profit leader Loren Taylor’s campaign for City Council District 6.

“Loren Taylor has made a difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community. I know he’ll be a fierce advocate for social justice and our shared progressive values,” said Senator Skinner.

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Oakland Pastors Endorse Loren Taylor for City Council District 6

Faith Leaders Join Oakland Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Community Leaders in Backing Oakland Native’s Campaign

(Oakland, CA) – Today, leading Oakland pastors announced their endorsement of Oakland non-profit leader and entrepreneur Loren Taylor’s campaign for City Council District 6.

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“Loren Taylor has proven he is an effective servant to his community,” said Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel Church. “Here in Oakland, Loren leads and supports organizations that reduce health, educational, and economic disparities that plague minority and low-income communities. With Loren as our Councilmember, we’ll have a strong and ethical voice for us at City Hall.”

Bishop Jackson joined a host of other Oakland pastors and faith leaders in backing Taylor for City Council, including Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr., Senior Pastor at Allen Temple Baptist Church, Pastor Javier Ramos of Shiloh Church, Michael Raines, Director of Christian Education at Progressive Baptist Church, and Pastor Douglass Fitch, retired Senior Pastor of Glide Memorial Church and Downs United Methodist Church.

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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.

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VIce Mayor Annie Campbell Washington Has Endorsed!

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Our campaign continues to build momentum as we race towards Saturday’s critical fundraising reporting deadline.

Today I am thrilled to announce that Oakland Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington has joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, former Mayor Jean Quan, Pastors J. Alfred Smith, Jr. and Javier Ramos, and a host of others in endorsing our campaign.

In endorsing us, Vice Mayor Campbell Washington said:

“Loren Taylor is the change we need. He’s spent decades taking on tough challenges around health, homelessness, and economic empowerment, many of the same challenges Oakland faces today. He’s also shown where his heart is by giving back and making a difference for numerous local non-profits. He’s a loving husband, father, mentor, and tireless community leader. His deep Oakland roots, passion for our city, and record of results will make him an excellent Councilmember for District 6.”

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From Loren: They won't scare us away.

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I never thought this would be easy. We’re running against a 16-year incumbent whose scandals are well known.

But what happened at an event last weekend was flat out intimidation from my opponent. People who witnessed it reached out to the SF Chronicle and they ran a story this morning. You can read it here.

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RELEASE: Mayor Schaaf, Oakland Leaders Back Loren Taylor for City Council District 6

Prominent Civic and Faith Leaders, Former Council President Endorse Campaign

(Oakland, CA) – Today, Oakland community, business, and non-profit leader Loren Taylor announced his campaign for Oakland City Council District 6 has been endorsed by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and an array of prominent Oakland leaders.

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Oakland City Leaders Aim To Unseat Councilwoman Desley Brooks

OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – Accusations have been flying about Oakland City Council’s toxic culture.

The vice mayor says it is so bad that she’s not running for re-election.

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