Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf
Oakland's Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf is already laying out her top priorities: safety, jobs and education. Schaaf never led in the polls, yet sailed to victory with over 60 percent of the vote, defeating 14 other candidates. She's an Oakland native, currently a first-term city councilwoman, and was an aide to former Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who endorsed her candidacy. Scott Shafer talks with Schaaf about the challenges and opportunities ahead for Oakland.
Schaaf Claims Victory in Oakland's Mayoral Race, Quan and Kaplan Concede
Election Lessons Learned
With most ballots counted, what themes emerged from the mid-term elections? In local races, voters bucked big spending -- passing a soda tax in Berkeley and rejecting candidates backed by Chevron in Richmond. But was big spending successful in defeating state healthcare propositions 45 and 46?
• Daniel G. Newman, MapLight
• Corey Cook, Leo T. McCarthy Center , University of San Francisco
• Carla Marinucci, San Francisco Chronicle
Five Takeaways From Election Day in California