Libby Schaaf’s Aide to Take On Desley Brooks

Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks has a challenger in this year’s election, and she comes from the office of one of her council rivals. Shereda Nosakhare announced her candidacy today for the District 6 council seat. Nosakhare already knows her way around City Hall. She currently serves as a community advocate and policy analyst for Councilmember Libby Schaaf after stints at the district offices of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Alameda County Supervisor’s Keith Carson.

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“I have lived in Oakland and District 6 most of my life, so I speak with authority when I say that we need a change in leadership,” said Nosakhare. “We need leaders who won’t just talk about helping our city solve problems, but leaders who already have a track record of creating solutions.”

Nosakhare is the second candidate to declare an intention to run for the East Oakland District 6 seat this November. Michael Johnson, a pastor at Oakland’s Beebe Memorial Cathedral, formed a committee last September. The deadline for prospective mayoral and council candidates to file is August 8.

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