Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf Officially Launches Campaign For Mayor

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    Libby Schaaf will run for mayor of Oakland, joining 11 others planning to run.

    Once the target of racist fliers, Oakland city councilwoman Libby Schaaf has officially launched her campaign for mayor.

    On Saturday, Schaaf announced she wants to make the city safer, prioritize education, and promote the"Made in Oakland" that will create local jobs and kick start manufacturing and start-ups.

    In January, several posters with Schaaf's face with a swastika drawn on them popped up all over Oakland.

    The fliers criticized the city's plans to build a controversial surveillance center.

    Fliers Depict Swastikas on Oakland Councilwoman's Forehead

    [BAY] Fliers Depict Swastikas on Oakland Councilwoman's Forehead
    Fliers with swastikas drawn on the forehead of an Oakland council member who is of Jewish descent were posted along a busy shopping area in the district she grew up in and represents. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Monday, Jan. 20, 2014)

    Schaaf is one of 12 people who is planning to run against current mayor Jean Quan.