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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

Oakland Unified School DistrictCandidate for School Director, Trustee Area 4

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Clarissa Doutherd

Parent/Non-Profit Executive
10,104 votes (41%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • After a decade of fiscal challenges, it is time for a change. I will prioritize a balanced budget that is developed through a participatory-budget process that focuses spending on our classrooms.
  • I will work to end the teacher retention crisis in Oakland by supporting labor agreements that pay educators enough to support their families in our high-cost city, and providing the supports new teachers need to become great teachers.
  • I will encourage the growth of full-service community schools in every neighborhood that serve children with special needs, support academic achievement, and fully engage parents.



Profession:Parent/Non-Profit Executive
Executive Director, Parent Voices Oakland (2013–current)
Member, Alameda County-Oakland Community Partnership Board — Appointed position (2016–current)
Co-Chair, Alameda County Early Childhood Policy Committee — Appointed position (2015–current)
Lead Planning Team, Oakland Starting Smart and Strong Initiative — Appointed position (2017–current)
Member, Steering Committee, Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council — Appointed position (2012–2018)
Lead Organizer & Assistant Organizer, Parent Voices Oakland (2011–2013)
Staff Accountant, Youth Radio (2007–2011)
Bookkeeping, Self-Employed (2005–2007)
Administrative Coordinator, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (2001–2005)

Community Activities

Co-Chair, Raising California Coalition (2016–current)
Women's Policy Institute Fellow, Women's Foundation (2017–2017)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • State Senator Nancy Skinner

Organizations (14)

  • Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
  • Oakland's Classroom Teachers - The Oakland Education Association
  • Service Employees Union Local 1021
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Bay Rising Action
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) PAC
  • Educators for Democratic Schools
  • Block By Block Organizing Network (BBON)
  • East Bay Women's Political Alliance
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Wellston Democratic Renewal Club
  • The Oakland Post Newspaper

Elected Officials (3)

  • Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilperson, At-Large
  • Shanthi Gonzales, OUSD Director, District 6
  • Roseann Torres, OUSD Director, District 5

Individuals (4)

  • Jahmese Meyers, EBASE/Oakland Planning Commissioner (orgs for identification purposes only)
  • Former Assemblymember Dion Arnoner
  • Former OUSD Director David Kakashiba
  • Michael Barnett, Alameda County Democratic Central Committee

Who gave money to this candidate?

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