UPDATE NOV 22: Here’s another interview with Quan, from Friday’s This Week in Northern California:


It ‘s extremely early in the game, but to date, Jean Quan’s governing style looks like it will be different than that of her predecessor, Ron Dellums’, in one obvious way: She is making a lot of media appearances. (Quan will appear on This Week in Northern California tonight at 7:30 p.m. on KQED TV.)

Today, The California Report aired a profile of Quan, featuring the Oakland Mayor-Elect talking with KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm about Quan’s history as an activist, politician, and citizen of Oakland.

Here are some extended versions of Quan’s interview answers:

Quan discusses her family’s history in Oakland, which date backs to 1906.

Quan talks about the significance of her election as both the first Asian-American and woman mayor of Oakland.

Quan discusses her history as an activist, community organizer, and politician.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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