Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Releases New Campaign Jam

Maybe Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is superstitious? As a city councilmember four years ago, Quan was a decided underdog in the mayor’s race to beat Don Perata.

Of course, through ranked-choice voting, Quan pulled off the upset and Perata retreated from public office. But, did the keys to her victory have nothing to do with her exhaustive campaign and outreach, but solely the work of a theme song so devilishly catchy it stills burns into your cerebral cortex?

Quan is attempting rekindle the same enthusiasm in an energetic mash up of R&B styles. This week the follow up, “Empowered Woman,” created by Vallejo rapper Suga-T (video above) hopes to get people grooving down to the polls on Election Day. In 2010, Quan’s campaign released “Block by Block” (video below).

Originally posted at East Bay Citizen.

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