Jean Quan Declared Oakland's Mayor
|Mayor-To-Be Jean Quan is definitely Anybody But Perata|
While Perata heavily outpolled Quan on election day, the councilwoman received far more second- and third-place votes to catch and pass the favorite as ranked-choice voting progressed. In what is being called the "Anybody But Perata" turnout, Quan received 75 percent of Rebecca Kaplan's second-place votes.
Quan will be Oakland's first female mayor, first Asian mayor, and first in a long time who isn't a celebrity politician on the (apparent) downside of a long and controversial career.
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