Peratistas Go to Bat for The Don

Over the past week, several Oakland politicians indebted to former state Senator Don Perata have come out strongly for his mayoral candidacy. At least two of them, Oakland City Councilmembers Jane Brunner and Larry Reid, have been known over the years as “Peratistas,” a nickname given to Oakland politicians who owe their careers at least in part to Perata.

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