District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks has filed papers for re-election.
“I’ve seen the tireless work Desley Brooks has put into bringing positive change into Oakland. She never forgets to prioritize the longtime residents of Oakland while supporting small business owners like myself. I’m forever a supporter of Desley Brooks,” said Mary Everett, District 6 resident and business owner of Everett & Jones BBQ – Berkeley.
Among her backers are artists Mistah Fab, Jennifer Johns and D’Wayne Wiggins, member of Tony! Toni! Toné!, educator/activist Cesar Cruz, religious leaders Bishop Frank Pinkard, Jr., Bishop Keith Clark, Rev. Dr. Harold Mayberry, Rev. Dr. Joe Smit and Minister Keith Muhammed.
Her supporters cite her proven track record of community-powered wins, groundbreaking legislation and successful efforts in the areas of employment, housing, jobs, police reform and economic justice.
Brooks’ legislative accomplishments in the past year include Cannabis Equity Program, a restorative economic model that seeks to reduce the impact of historically discriminatory legislation.