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Oakland City Leaders Aim To Unseat Councilwoman Desley Brooks

April 17, 2018
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Christin Ayers | KPIX

... Natasha Middleton is also running for Oakland City Council.

“The one thing that is representative of a term limit is called an election and that’s why I’m running,” Middleton said.

Middleton, a policy expert and an analyst at the Alameda County Probation Department, got a big endorsement Tuesday too, from Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington.

Middleton’s campaign slogan: “Let’s fight the problems – not each other.”

She said, “The people of Oakland want to get their problems solved and they grow tired of seeing so much strife.”

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Oakland City Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington Endorses Natasha Middleton for District 6 City Council Seat

April 17, 2018
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NatashaForOakland.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2018

OAKLAND – Oakland City Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington announced her endorsement today of Natasha Middleton for Oakland Council, District 6.

“Natasha Middleton is the serious leader Oakland needs in District 6,” said Campbell Washington. “Natasha will bring people together so we can solve problems, not create them.”

Middleton is running to replace Councilmember Desley Brooks in the November 6, 2018 election.

“It’s an incredible honor to have earned the support of Councilmember Campbell Washington,” said Middleton. “Councilmember Campbell Washington is a role model as a leader – she advocates fiercely for her district while uniting Oaklanders to move our whole city forward.”

Middleton continued: “I’ve seen local government work when we put aside the drama and distractions. I’ve seen it on the ground with my work with our Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils. And I’ve seen it when Councilmember Campbell Washington brought Oakland together to beat Big Sugar and pass the soda tax. I look forward to fighting the problems in District 6 and all of Oakland, not fighting each other.”

About Natasha Middleton

Middleton is a management analyst for the Alameda County Probation Department, where she advances policy reforms affecting young people and adults in the criminal justice system. She served on the Public Safety & Services Violence Prevention Oversight Commission and the Family Violence Law Center board of directors.

Earning a master’s degree in public policy at Mills College, Middleton wrote her thesis on priority-based budgeting as one solution to Oakland's chronic financial challenges. Her client was the Budget Advisory Committee for the City of Oakland.

Middleton is a mother who raised her son in Oakland. She has an active community life, volunteering to feed the homeless, helping to increase the number of elected and appointed women officials and working with the League of Women Voters to increase voter registration education.

Learn more at www.NatashaForOakland.com.

Two challenge Desley Brooks for Oakland council seat

February 28, 2018
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Ali Tadayon, East Bay Times

The most recent candidate to announce her candidacy is Natasha Middleton, who works as a management analyst for the Alameda County Probation Department, according to a news release from her campaign. The Mills College graduate and mother has served on the Public Safety and Services Violence Prevention Oversight Commission, which oversees Measure Z spending. In the past, she has sat on the boards of the Family Violence Law Center and the League of Women Voters. She was also Mayor Libby Schaaf’s community liaison when Schaaf was a council member.

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Sensing Desley Brooks is vulnerable, opponents join race to stop her re-election

February 26,2018
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Steven Tavares , East Bay Citizen

On Monday, Natasha Middleton, a management analyst for the Alameda County Probation Department, announced her bid for Brooks' District 6.... “Let’s fight the problems, not each other,” Middleton said in a statement. “Oakland needs more leaders who are focused on finding solutions.”

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Press Release: Community Leader Natasha Middleton Announces Candidacy for Oakland City Council, District 6

February 26, 2018
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NatashaForOakland.com

OAKLAND – Natasha Middleton announced her candidacy today for Oakland City Council, District 6. Election Day is November 6, 2018.

“Let’s fight the problems, not each other,” Middleton said. “Oakland needs more leaders who are focused on finding solutions.”

Middleton said her focus would be on many of the chronic problems facing the residents and small businesses of District 6.

“Today, seniors are pushed out of their homes and families are priced out of our neighborhoods,” said Middleton. “Young girls are bought and sold for sex on International Boulevard. The shootings never seem to stop. And Oakland’s economy is booming, yet young people of color need jobs.”

Middleton is a management analyst for the Alameda County Probation Department, where she advances policy reforms to benefit young people and adults in the criminal justice system. She served on the Public Safety & Services Violence Prevention Oversight Commission and the Family Violence Law Center board of directors.

Earning master’s degree in public policy at Mills College, Middleton wrote her thesis on priority-based budgeting as one solution to Oakland's chronic financial challenges. Her client was the Budget Advisory Committee for the City of Oakland.

Middleton is a mother who raised her son in Oakland. She has an active community life, volunteering to feed the homeless, helping to increase the number of elected and appointed women officials and working with the League of Women Voters to increase voter registration education.

Learn more at www.NatashaForOakland.com.