M. Lock Swingen was born and raised in North Dakota. His work has appeared in Rain Taxi Review of Books, Harvard Review, and The London Magazine. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.
“My objective was to make people say, ‘Oh, look at this guy. He put all his [positions] on paper. I’m going to demand that from everybody else.'"
Schaaf argues that she's the only candidate who can coordinate region-wide solutions to the housing crisis and homelessness.
“I’m running because I want to help stop what’s happening to Oakland," the candidate says.
A single-issue candidate, activist Jesse A.J. Smith is running to draw attention to reforming the Oakland Police Department.