Re-Elect Barbara Parker: Oakland's City Attorney

City Attorney Barbara Parker

It has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as Oakland’s elected City Attorney since 2013. As your City Attorney, I have strived to protect and advance the rights of all Oaklanders.  I am proud of my accomplishments and excited about continuing my work on Oakland’s behalf. I am running for re-election because I have, as Marshawn Lynch famously said when he was asked why he agreed to play for the Seahawks during the NFL finals, “unfinished business.”

I am pursuing critical lawsuits such as our climate change lawsuit against Big Oil; our lawsuit against Wells Fargo for predatory and racially discriminatory mortgage lending practices against African American and Latinx borrowers; our fight in court to uphold the coal ban at the former a Oakland Army Base and our lawsuits against abusive landlords who are attempting to illegally evict tenants. Last year I launched a Housing Justice Initiative to expand our work to protect Oakland tenants and preserve the Oakland we love. We have received two grants from the San Francisco Foundation to support our work. 

Our award-winning Neighborhood Law Corps is continuing our fight to stop human trafficking, shutting down approximately 25 massage parlors that were fronts for this exploitation. 

And we are continuing to sue the Trump administration and file amicus briefs and challenge Trump’s unconstitutional and inhumane policies and actions, such as the Muslim ban, attempts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the separation of immigrant children from their parents, and the administration’s efforts to end affirmative action in college admissions.

I have built a diverse and top-notch team.  We provide excellent, expert advice and counsel, such as resolving 74% of claims and 62% of lawsuits for $0.  We serve as a watchdog for open government ensuring that public officials know and play by the rules. 

You can count on me to fight for Oakland; you can count on my integrity. I am excited to continue the important and critical work I am doing on behalf of Oakland. 

Please join the campaign by endorsing me, requesting a yard sign, or offering to volunteer. If you're able, please make a financial contribution as well.

I hope that you are staying safe and healthy during these discombobulating times.


In solidarity,

City Attorney Barbara Parker