Oakland City Council Endorsements

Join us in supporting Dan Kalb (D1), Lynette Gibson McElhaney (D3), Noel Gallo (D5), Nehanda Imara (D7), and Peggy Moore (At Large) for Oakland City Council.


District 1: Dan Kalb

Dan Kalb understands the linkage between transportation and environmental sustainability, has a strong track record of advocating for pedestrian/bicycle/transit improvements, and is committed to a fair and inclusive decision-making process. Transport Oakland endorses Dan Kalb for Oakland City Council District 1. Read more.

District 3: Lynette Gibson McElhaney

A long-time resident of West Oakland and an affordable housing provider, Lynette Gibson McElhaney was elected to the City Council in 2012 and has served as the Council President since 2015. Lynette Gibson McElhaney shares our policy priorities for better and more inclusive transportation infrastructure, and has provided valuable, consensus-based leadership on the City Council and we endorse her for Oakland City Council District 3. Read more.

District 5: Noel Gallo

Noel Gallo is a pragmatic decision-maker, has been a steadfast champion of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, and knows how to make things happen in Oakland. Gallo is the District 5 incumbent, has lived in Fruitvale since a child, and served on the Oakland School Board and worked for the City of Oakland before being elected to the District 5 seat in 2012. Noel Gallo is Transport Oakland’s endorsement for Oakland City Council District 5. Read more.

District 7: Nehanda Imara

Nehanda Imara brings savvy transportation policy expertise, deep East Oakland roots,  and fresh energy and ideas to the District 7 race. She’s a 30-year resident of East Oakland and has been an activist with Communities for a Better Environment for 10 years. Imara brings a strong focus on improving public safety to her campaign, and Transport Oakland is enthusiastic to endorse her for the District 7 seat. Read more.

At-Large: Peggy More

Peggy Moore‘s deep understanding of Oakland government, her organizing experience, and her support for inclusive transportation planning make her the right choice to transform the At-Large position into a consensus-building leadership role that will help Oakland tackle its many challenges with state and federal partnerships. Transport Oakland is thrilled to support Peggy Moore, and is excited to see what she’ll get done in the coming years. Read more.