As a mother of two, homeowner, public interest attorney, and the only candidate who’s worked in the District 4 council office, I am deeply committed to our community. Endorsed by current and former Oakland City Councilmembers, District 4 community leaders, and local small business owners, I bring an innovative, solutions-oriented approach to governance. Whether tackling fire prevention, our housing shortage and homelessness, infrastructure investment, public safety, or utility undergrounding, I have a clear vision for progress, strengthened by long standing community partnerships.
As CEO for the Alliance for Community Development, I manage a multimillion dollar organization supporting local innovators and entrepreneurs. As your Councilmember, I’ll use my management expertise and legal training to negotiate on your behalf, grow our business districts, and make our neighborhoods safe, walkable, and vibrant.
I’m a proven problem solver and I would be honored to work for you.
Executive Director (Current)
Board Member (Current)
City of Oakland, Central District
Policy Analyst & Community Liaison
of Annie Campbell Washington
Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (District and Capitol offices)
2008 Fundraising Campaign
Grant Writer/Development Associate
Grassroots Campaigns, Inc.
Double Concentration in Government Law
& Social Justice Law
CA Bar Number: 294071
Public Affairs Fellow
Young Women’s Ethical Leadership Training
BA, Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa
Board Member (Current)
2018 Vice President of Membership (Current)
2017 Political Director
Advisory Board Member (Current)
Volunteer Constitutional Law Teacher
California Young Democrats
East Bay Young Democrats
East Bay for Everyone
Block By Block Organizing Network
Wellstone Democratic Club (recommended)
Oakland Rising Action (#2)
California Nurses Association (#2)
Sign and Display Union Local 510
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 104 (#2)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 595 (#2)
Mark Leno, California State Senator (Ret.)
Scott Weiner, California State Senator
Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember, District 1
Jane Brunner, former Oakland City Councilmember and Council President; civil rights attorney
Roberta Achtenberg, former Commissioner on U.S. Civil Rights Commission and former San Francisco Member of the Board of Supervisors
Jean Quan, former District 4 City Councilmember and former Oakland Mayor
Jeanne Woodford, former Director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and former warden of San Quentin State Prison
Ed Gerber, Chair of the City of Oakland Budget Advisory Commission; longtime District 4 resident
María D. Domínguez, Alameda County Commission on the Status of Women Commissioner;
Martin Matarrese, Vice Chair of the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District Citizen's Advisory Committee; former Parkland Resources Supervisor for the City of Oakland*
Ivan Garcia, Commissioner, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission
James Anthony, former Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission Member representing District 4
Noah Frigault, Oakland community member; former Oakland Rent Board Member
Matt Haney, Commissioner of the San Francisco School Board; Eviction defense attorney; Former Executive Director of the UC Student Association*
James Chang, Commissioner, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
Buffy Wicks, Candidate for Assembly District 15; Community Organizer
Robbie Neely, Executive Director, Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association*; District 4 resident
Stan Dodson, Community leader; Dimond merchant; Oakland parklands steward
Sue Piper, President of the Oakland Firesafe Council*; former Chair of the Wildfire Prevention Assessment District Citizen's Advisory Committee; Former District 4 Oakland City Council staff
Michael Tigges, Founding Member of Block by Block Organizing Network*; Chairperson of Montclair Neighborhood Council; District 4 resident
Nicholas Vigilante, Secretary, Montclair Neighborhood Council*; Oakland Firesafe Council Board*
Amelia Marshall, Metropolitan Horseman’s Association historian and board member* Oakland Heritage Alliance*; Author "East Bay Hills: A Brief History"
Jennifer Joey Smith, former Dimond Improvement Association Co-Chair*; District 4 resident
Harriet Schlader, District 4 resident and leader for over 50 years
Pamela Drake, Oakland Community Leader
Rashidah Grinage, Oakland Community Leader
Phong La (#2) President of the APA Democratic Caucus of Alameda County*
Stan Weisner, Member of Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association*, Youth Alive!* Board Member
Toni Gomez, President, East Bay Young Democrats
Alison Grady, Policy Director, East Bay Young Democrats
Ken Lupoff, community leader; Executive Director of Oakland-based nonprofit;
Carolyn Burgess, Oakland resident and community leader
Carolyn Winters, former Chair, Montclair Neighborhood Council*
Daniel Enking, Oakland community member
Bruce Nye, Oakland mediator and attorney
Hadar Aviram, Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law
Jody Colley, Oakland community member
Joyce Meyer, Learning Disabilities Specialist; District 4 resident
Kathy Kahn, community leader and 30-year District 4 resident
Ken Benson, Secretary and Board Member, Oakland Firesafe Council*
Robert Vaughan, District 4 community leader; retired deputy sheriff
Veronica Vaughan, District 4 community leader; retired deputy sheriff
Matthew Shoemaker, District 4 community leader
Pam Jones, Bay Area community leader
Shannon Lankenau, environmental attorney
Ali Schwarz, District 4 resident, 21 year City of Oakland employee
Linton Johnson, business leader; Chief Strategist with Bay Area Rapid Transit*
Max Segal, community member
Ben Brint, community member
Zoe Marinkovich, community member
Nadia Conrad Bick, community member
Zaire Brown, community member
Jackie Hunter, Business Owner, Kelly’s Corner
Kathleen Caldwell, Owner of A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair
Nina Johnson, longtime District 4 community member and business owner
Shawn Choy, founder of The Food Foundry
Destiny Iwuoma, Oakland entrepreneur
Barbie Penn, entrepreneur, lifelong Oakland resident
Christopher "Zeke" Swepson, entrepreneur, CEO of CodeWalker Institute
Jim Silva, entrepreneur; Principal, Unlock Your Potential!
Frank Mak, entrepreneur; community member
Fatenah Tabar, Owner of Le Rouge in Montclair
Chinmay Singh, CEO of SimplifiMed, Inc.
Laurie Silverman, founder of Culture Lab
Saphonia Foster, founder of La Fostera Co.
*Organization listed for identification purposes only.
Does not represent an organizational endorsement.
5:30 PM - 8 PM
6211 LaSalle Avenue
Saturday, October 20th
10 AM -12 Noon
Avenue Terrace Park (Jordan Park)
Monthly Cross Neighborhood Community Meeting
Sunday, October 21st
6 - 8 PM
Want to host a house party or fundraiser? Contact us below!
Redwood Heights Forum
Wednesday, October 17th
6:30 -8:30 PM
Redwood Heights Recreation Center
3883 Aliso Ave
A City of Belonging Forum
Thursday, October 18th
6 PmM- 9 PM
McClymonds High School
2607 Myrtle St, Oakland
LGBTQ Center Forum
Friday, October 19th
6:30 - 8:30 PM
3207 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland
The race for Oakland City council is heating up! I have an incredible team, the support of community leaders, and endorsements from well respected city council members both current and former.
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The Oakland Campaign Reform Act limits campaign contributions by all persons (OMC §§3.12.050 and 3.12.060) and prohibits contributions during specified time periods from contractors doing business with the City of Oakland or the Oakland Unified School District (OMC §3.12.140).
Nayeli believes in transparency and accuracy within campaigns and within government. The press is a critical stakeholder in providing this transparency and accuracy to the public.
ABC 7 News - Candidate Page
Video, headshot and completed questionnaire, October 5, 2018
The Long Run - Interview
Katie Orr, KQED Radio, Politics and Government, August 23, 2018
'Worth the Fight': Meet the California Women Running for the First Time
Miranda Leitsinger and Katie Orr, The California Report, August 8, 2018
Hundreds march in Oakland to celebrate May Day
Annie Ma, SF Gate, May 1, 2018
Two Candidates Join the Race for Oakland’s District 4
Kathleen Richards, East Bay Express, April 19, 2018
Candidates start to line up for outgoing Oakland councilwoman’s seat
Ali Tadayon, East Bay Times, April 18, 2018
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