Nenna Joiner

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Nenna Joiner received an AAS in Political Science and Goverment from Meritt College and a B.S. in Public Management from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University [3]. Since 2009, they have owned and operated Feelmore, an adult store with locations in Berkeley and Oakland [4]. They previously worked as a Network Security Consultant for Verizon Enterprise Solutions and as a Security Engineer for both Chevron Federal Credit Union and Clorox [3]. Joiner has served as a Board Member for Oakland Measure Y Violence Prevention Board and Landmarks Preservation Board and the Berkeley Loan Administration Board. They serve on the DNC LGBT Advisory Board and the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee [2]. 

Key Issues


Joiner wants to build more permanent supportive housing and provide social services for unhoused individuals [2].


Joiner supports the use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and wants to simplify the process for obtaining an ADU permit [4].

Public Safety

Joiner wants to increase community policing and police responsiveness, and make Oakland cleaner [2]. They want to make the Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland program permanent and extended to 24 hour service [4].

Law Enforcement

Joiner wants to nearly double the number of Oakland police officers [4]. 



Joiner wants to invest in infrastructure maintenance, street repair, and park maintenance [2].


Joiner wants to fund vegetation management and community education and outreach programs to prevent wildfires [2].


Joiner wants to support small businesses and local artists [2].


Rob Bonta, California Attorney General; Buffy Wicks, California Assemblymember, District 15; Mia Bonta, California Assemblymember, District 18; Libby Schaef, Oakland Mayor; Dick Spees, Oakland City Councilmember, District 4; Annie Campbell Washington, Former Oakland City Councilmember, District 4; Elsa Ortiz, President and Ward 3 Representative, AC Transit Board of Directors; Gary Yee, Oakland School Board Member, District 4; Nina Senn, former Oakland School Board Member, District 4; LPAC; OakPAC; Joan Story, Port Commissioner; Michael Colbruno, Port Commissioner; Yui Hay Lee, former Port Commissioner, Founder of YHLA Architects; Dr. Jennifer Tran, President of Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce; John Bliss, Co-Founder and Past President of the Board, Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation; Kim Thompson Board Presidet of Legal Services for Children; Daniel Swafford, Executive Director of the Laurel District Association and the Montclair Business District, Founder of Oaktoberfest in the Dimond; Robert Apodace, Board Member, Oakland Jobs and Housing Coalition; Sarah Chavez Yoell, Board Member, Oakland Jobs and Housing Coalition and Oakland Builders Alliance; Ed Gerber, Member of Oakland’s Budget Advisory Committee; Michelle Wong, Sugar Sweetened Beverage Community Advisory Commission; Keith Uriarte, Co-Chair, Bret Harte – Joaquin Miller Neighborhood Action Council; Steve anson, Chair, North Hills Community Association; Carolyn Burgess, North Hills Community Association; Nick Resnick, Candidate for Oakland Unified School District Board Member (current); John Spees, Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association; Robbie Neeley, Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Association; JoAnn and John Donivan, Laurel neighborhood council; Jeff Diamond, owner of Farmstead Cheese & Wine in Montclair; Dominica Rice and Carlos Solomon, owners of Bombera Restaurant in the Dimond; Jain Williams, President of the Laurel District Association; Jay Ashford, Budget Advisory Commission and Dimond Improvement Association Board Member and active parent leader at Bret Harte Middle School (former); Dale Risden, Friends of Sausal Creek volunteer and Board member of Friends of Joaquin Miller Park; Chris Gulli, active parent leader at Montclair Elementary (former), Montera Middle School (former), and Oakland Tech (former); Peggy Moore, LGBTQ Leader and Advocate; Riaz Taplin, Founder and CEO, Riaz Capital; Louise Waters, Superintendent & CEO of Leadership Public Schools (former); Brendalynn Goodall, LGBTQ Leader and Advocate; Ann and Dave Sinclair, active parent leaders at Montclair Elementary (former), Montera Middle School (former), EBIA (former), Oakland Tech (former) and Bishop O’Dowd (current); Christy Wright Ambrose, Montclair Elementary PTA President (former); Uffe Gustafsson, owner of World Ground Cafe in the Laurel; Theresa Henrekin and Bill Williams, owners of Pelago in Montclair Village; Liz Nelson, owner of Olfactorie Candles and Apothecary Boutique in Montclair Village; Jose Corona, Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation; Richard Raya, Chief Strategy Officer, Mission Economic Development Agency


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