Douglas Boxer is the son of United States Senator, Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Recently, it was rumored that Boxer would run for Mayor of Oakland in 2014. Lately, Boxer is best known as the co-founder of Let’s Go Oakland, a civic group that’s trying to keep the A’s in Oaktown.
Boxer was also identified as a leading force in the group that opposed the Presidential Electoral Reform Act.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his B.A. in International Political Economy. After Berkeley, he went on to attend the University of San Fransisco School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in 1991. His legal career began at the San Francisco law firm of Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos and Rudy.
In 2001, he ."..joined one of the state's leading public affairs companies, Platinum Advisors, where he ran the San Francisco office of that firm until he left in 2004..."
Previously, he was a member of the Oakland Planning Commission, where he served as Vice Chairman. Additionally, he served on the board of Legal Community Against Violence and on the Advisory Board of the East Bay College Fund.
- SFGate, "Is Doug Boxer — Sen. Barbara Boxer’s son — mulling a run for Mayor of Oakland?," accessed February 21, 2014
- San Jose Mercury News, "Internal Affairs: Sen. Boxer's sports-loving attorney son plays both sides of the bay," accessed February 21, 2014
- The California Majority Report
- LinkedIn, "Doug Boxer," accessed February 21, 2014