Jean Quan

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Jean Quan
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Mayor of Oakland
Former Officeholder
In office
January 3, 2011 - January 5, 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Oakland City Council, District 4
2003-2011
Oakland School Board
1991–2003
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Personal
Date of birthOctober 21, 1949
Websites
Campaign website
Jean Quan (b. October 21, 1949) is the former Mayor of Oakland, California. She was first elected in 2011 and was defeated in her 2014 re-election bid. Before becoming mayor, Quan was a member of the Oakland City Council from 2003-2011 and a member of the Oakland School Board from 1991–2003.

When Quan was elected as mayor in 2011, she became Oakland's first female mayor and the country's first Chinese-American female mayor.[1]

Biography

Quan holds a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

Career

Below is a brief outline of Quan's political career

  • 2011-Present: Mayor of Oakland
  • 2003-2011: Oakland City Council
  • 1991-2003: Oakland School Board

Issues

Salary

After she assumed office in 2011, Quan announced that she would return 25% of her $183,397 salary, reducing her pay to $137,000 per year. "We are going into some very, very tough times, and I wanted to lead the way. I don't ask people to do what I'm not willing to do," Quan said.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Oakland, California municipal elections, 2014

The 2014 Oakland mayoral election took place on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline was August 8, 2014.[3] In the general election, Elizabeth "Libby" Schaaf defeated incumbent Jean Quan and candidates Jason "Shake" Anderson, Ken Houston, Rebecca Kaplan, Saied Karamooz, Peter Yuan Liu, Patrick K. McCullough, Bryan Parker, Courtney Ruby, Nancy Sidebotham, Dan Siegel, Joseph Tuman, Charles Ray Williams and Eric Wilson.[4][5]


Legend:     Eliminated in current round     Most votes     Lost





This is the first round of voting. To view subsequent rounds, click the [show] button next to that round.
Mayor of Oakland, 2014, Round 1
Candidate Vote % Votes Transfer
Charles Ray Williams 1% 1,052 +1
Dan Siegel 12.9% 13,122 +3
Rebecca Kaplan 14.4% 14,693 +4
Jason "Shake" Anderson 1.5% 1,550 +1
Courtney Ruby 3.1% 3,115 +0
Eric Wilson 0.4% 393 +0
Saied Karamooz 0.3% 264 +1
Patrick K. McCullough 0.4% 362 +1
Nancy Sidebotham 0.3% 267 +0
Peter Yuan Liu 0.5% 464 +1
Joseph Tuman 12% 12,251 +0
Ken Houston 0.5% 518 +0
Bryan Parker 7.8% 7,955 +3
Elizabeth "Libby" Schaaf - Most votes 29.5% 30,041 +0
Jean Quan 15.5% 15,808 +3
Write-in 0% 0 +0
Sammuel Washington - Eliminated 0% 33 -33
Exhausted 2,946 +15
Total Votes 104,834 0
Note: Negative numbers in the transfer total are due to exhaustion by over votes.
This is the final round of voting. To view previous rounds, click the [show] button next to that round.
Mayor of Oakland, 2014, Final Round
Candidate Vote % Votes Transfer
Charles Ray Williams 0% 0 +0
Dan Siegel 0% 0 +0
Rebecca Kaplan - Eliminated 36.8% 28,421 +0
Jason "Shake" Anderson 0% 0 +0
Courtney Ruby 0% 0 +0
Eric Wilson 0% 0 +0
Saied Karamooz 0% 0 +0
Patrick K. McCullough 0% 0 +0
Nancy Sidebotham 0% 0 +0
Peter Yuan Liu 0% 0 +0
Joseph Tuman 0% 0 +0
Ken Houston 0% 0 +0
Bryan Parker 0% 0 +0
Elizabeth "Libby" Schaaf - Winner 63.2% 48,806 +0
Jean Quan 0% 0 +0
Write-in 0% 0 +0
Sammuel Washington 0% 0 +0
Exhausted 27,607 0
Total Votes 104,834 0
Note: Negative numbers in the transfer total are due to exhaustion by over votes.

Personal

Quan and her husband, Floyd Huen, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Dellums
Mayor of Oakland
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Elizabeth "Libby" Schaaf