Who is Jane Brunner?
Jane Brunner is a former member of the Oakland City Council, a position she held from 1996 to 2013. Brunner is a former president of the council, a post she held for two years. She was Chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee.
Brunner holds a BA in Philosophy from University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is an attorney at Siegel & Yee and has been a civil rights and labor attorney in private practice for over twenty years, with extensive experience in mediation and negotiation resolving complex, multi-party issues.
In the November 2012 election, Brunner chose to run for Oakland city attorney. Brunner lost the election, receiving 32% of the votes to 68% for Barbara Parker, a political newcomer but highly regarded city attorney. Seven others ran for the next Oakland City Council District 1 term, won by Dan Kalb.
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on July 23, 2013
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