If The Oakland 209 Gin Cocktail Competition at Sidebar Oakland felt like a small town reunion of friends, the Bloggers and Boosters party we held for my friend Libby Schaaf was even more so.
The event was held at Era Art and Design Bar on Grand Avenue near Broadway in downtown Oakland, and was very well-attended, with a mix of Oakland City Council members like Oakland Council District Five's Ignacio De La Fuente and Pat Kernighan from District Two (who's in a tough re-election battle against Jennifer Pae), to local notables like Bill Wong, to Libby's family and friends, and their friends. A good, intimate mix.
Ignacio said it best: "One of the things I'm absolutely convinced of is that Libby Schaaf is the most well-trained and qualified candidate for city council in the City of Oakland. Not only has she worked for my office, but I can tell you that when you work for Jerry Brown - when you work for Robet Bobb. When you work for The Port of Oakland. You really understand and you really know how things function and how to get things done."
Plus, Libby's a good person who cares about Oakland. This space is happy to back her. And that does not mean other candidates will not get their day in the Sun here, but it's important to know where this blogger stands. Libby's the best choice.