Nikki Fortunato Bas

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Nikki Bas received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Virginia [3]. She is the current Oakland City Council President, representing District 2, and serves on the Finance & Management, Life Enrichment, Rules & Legislation, and City-Port Liason Committees. She previously served as the Executive Director for the Partnership for Working Families, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, and Sweatshop Watch [2].

Bas lives in Oakland with her husband and daughter [2].

Key Issues


Bas wants to create more affordable housing and increase renter protections against rent hikes and eviction. She wants to provide shelter and services for the unhoused with a path to permanent housing and expand ownership opportunities [2].



Public Safety

Bas supports increasing neighborhood beat patrols, investing in culturally competent community resource officers, expanding violence prevention programs that address sexual exploitation and human trafficking, and getting guns off the streets [2]. She wants to decrease 911 wait times and increase the use of the Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland program to respond to non-violent situations [5]. 


Law Enforcement

Bas supports increasing funding for police academies and filling vacant budgeted positions [7]. 



Bas supports funding affordable housing, job training, youth programs, violence protection programs, law enforcement, parks, libraries, arts and cultural programs, and anti-litter and illegal dumping programs [2]. 


Reproductive Rights

Bas wants to protect access to reproductive health care and supports Proposition 1, which would amend the state constitution to guarantee the right to abortions and contraception [5].



Bas supports upgrading the Lincoln Rec Center to be a community climate resilience hub [5]. 



ACCE Action; Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Action; Block By Block Organizing Network; Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3; Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County; California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee; California Working Families Party; Communications Workers of America Local 9415; East Bay Democratic Socialists of America; East Bay Young Democrats; EBASE Action; International Association of Firefighters Local 55; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 595; International Federation of Professional and Technical Employees (IFPTE) Local 21; John George Democratic Club; Laborers Local 304; Latine Young Democrats of the East Bay; Latino Task Force; Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO); National Union of Healthcare Workers; Northern California Carpenters Regional Council; Oakland Rising Action; Oakland Tenants Union; Our Revolution East Bay; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 342; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – United Healthcare Workers; Service Employees International Union (SEIU) – United Service Workers West; Sheetmetal Workers Local 104; Sierra Club; Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Local 483; Teamsters Joint Council 7; UNITE HERE Local 2; United Food & Commercial Workers Local 5; Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; California Attorney General Rob Bonta; California Senator Nancy Skinner; California Assemblymember Mia Bonta; California Assemblymember Ash Kalra; California Assemblymember Alex Lee; California Assemblymember Phil Ting; California State Controller Betty Yee; California State Treasurer Fiona Ma; California State Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen; Oakland Vice Mayor & Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan; Oakland President Pro Tempore; Councilmember Sheng Thao; Oakland Councilmember Carroll Fife; Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo; Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb; Oakland Mayor Emeritus Elihu Harris; Oakland Mayor Emeritus Jean Quan; OUSD Board Director Aimee Eng; Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin; Berkeley Mayor Emeritus Gus Newport; Alameda County Supervisor & President Keith Carson; Alameda County Supervisor Dave Brown; Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle; Alameda County Tax Assessor Phong La; BART Board Director Lateefah Simon; East Bay Regional Parks District Director Dee Rosario; San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim (Ret.); Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Oakland Poet Laureate; Michelle “Mush” Lee, Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission; Andreas Cluver, Oakland Port Commission; Michael Colbruno, Oakland Port Commission; Vince Sugrue, Oakland Planning Commission; Jahmese Myres, former Chair, Oakland Planning Commission; Ellen Wu, Chair, Affordable Housing & Infrastructure Bond Public Oversight Committee; Gary Jimenez,  Affordable Housing & Infrastructure Bond Public Oversight Committee; Saabir Lockett, Oakland Army Base Jobs Oversight Commission; Kate O’Hara, Oakland Army Base Jobs Oversight Commission; Jim Chanin, Police Commission Selection Panel; Mike Nisperos, former Oakland Police Commissioner; Brian Hofer, Chair, Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission; Jinhee Ha, Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission; Isaac Kos-Read, Oakland Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission; David Ralston, Oakland Bike & Pedestrian Advisory Commission; Kimberly Aceves-Iñiguez, Oakland Fund for Children & Youth Planning & Oversight Committee; Pecolia Hudson-Manigo, Oakland Fund for Children & Youth Planning & Oversight Committee; Lisa Herrinton, Oakland Sugar; Sweetened Beverages Community Advisory Board; Brooke Levin, Oakland Civil Service Board; Geraldine Alcid, Filipino Advocates for Justice ; Angela Blackwell, founder PolicyLink; Keith Brown, Alameda Labor Council President, OEA President; Josie Camacho, Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus of the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Dave Campbell, bike advocate; Dr. Art Chen; Pamela Drake, Drake Talk Oakland; Kin Folkz, East Bay Queer Arts Center; lora jo foo, No Coal in Oakland; Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement; Sherry Hirota, founder Asian Health Services; Dr. Floyd Huen; Lailan Huen, OUSD Director of Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement; Ken Jacobs, Chair of the University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education; Russell Jeung, Stop AAPI Hate; Ginger Jui, bike advocate; David Kakishiba, founder East Bay Asian Youth Center; Ken Katz, Splash Pad News; Dana King, sculptor; Kimi Lee, Bay Rising Action; Anne Marks, Youth ALIVE; Marily Mondejar, Filipina Women’s Network; Greg Morozumi, Eastside Arts Alliance; Kate O’Hara, East Bay Action; Andrew Park, founder Trybe; Steven Pitts, Black Work Talk podcast; Ces Rosales, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, Policy Issues Chair; Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party; Elena Serrano, Eastside Arts Alliance; Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action; Renia Webb, community organizer; Rev. Ken Chambers, Interfaith Council of Alameda County; Rabbi David Cooper; Rev. Sandhya Jha, Oakland Peace Center; Rev. Kurt Kuhwald; Saabir Lockett, Faith Alliance for A Moral Economy; Minister Cherri Murphy; Liza Rankow, Minister, One Life Institute; Nicola Torbett, founder of Seminary of the Street; Servant Brian K. Woodson, Sr., pastor/founder of the Bay Area Christian Connection; Reem Assil, Reem’s California; Penny Baldado, Cafe Gabriela; Dr. Stewart Chen, Chiropractor; Sandra Davis, Oeste; Jose Dorado, Dorado Tax & Bookkeeping Services; Joyce Gordon, Joyce Gordon Gallery; Carol Knight, Lakeshore Avenue Business Improvement District; Tim Nugent, Shakewell; Geoffrey Pete, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle; Kori Saika Chen, Alkali Rye; Rick da Silva, Board Member, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce; Ari Takata-Vasquez, Chair, Blue Ribbon Equitable Business Tax Task Force; Sejal Babaria; Dave Campbell; Dr. Stewart Chen, Chiropractor; James Chiong; Dr. Hal Gin; Lailan Huen; Rich Johnson; Rabia Keeble; Dylan Kievit; Jennifer Li; Linna Lin; Arlene Lum; Mr. Joseph Ma, Toisan Benevolent Association; Jonathan Melvin; Mark Miles; Elaine Peng, Mental Health Association For Chinese Communities; Alvina Wong, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action; Doug Wong, Chinese American Citizens Alliance; Janice Alpert; Melanie Berzon; Mylene Cahambing; Lorenzo Canlas; Lisa Castellanos; Mike Flynn; Tina Garcia; Jinhee Ha; Asha Hannah; Lisa Herrinton; Vivian Huang; Navina Khanna; Gala King; Howard Kirsch; Lori Kodama; Sujin Le; Aaron Lehmer; Richelle Lieberman; Maria Nakae; Dang Nguyen; Dr. Mychi Nguyen; Alicia Prilla; Jim Ratliff; Carol Shepherd; Sarah Hines Stephens; Anya Svanoe; Alex Tom; Jeremy Wolff; Jenn-Mei Wu; Diana Casanova; Nischit Hegde; Mimi Ho; Roseli Ilano; David Kakishiba; Cliff Lau; Tom Manley; Andrew Park; Cinthya Munoz Ramos; Sandra Padilla; Liza Rankow; María Schindler; Donna Willmott; Doug Zhang; Rui Bing Zheng; Amanda Amato; Matt Chapman; Quade Gallagher; Monica Garcia;; Candida Haynes; Josephine Hui; Galen Mancino; Christine Miller; Daniela Nomura; Christopher Rieder; Kiernan Rok; Ravahn Samati; Anola Price Small; Mari Rose Taruc; Danny Thongsy; Jesse Turner; August Varlack; Emily Wheeler; David Wofford; Russell Jeung, Stop AAPI Hate; Timothy Huey; David Kakishiba, East Bay Asian Youth Center; Dana King; Trinh Le; Sherri Liang; Cecilia Lopez; Greg Morozumi, Eastside Arts Alliance; Andrew Park, Trybe; Bruce Quan; Laura Rivas, Garfield Elementary; Elena Serrano, Eastside Arts Alliance; Tac Song; Nilofer Ahsan; Carol Campbell; Dr. Arthur Chen; Kori Saika Chen; Miya Saika Chen; Cristin Cooper; Pamela Drake; Mary Fierro; Michael Hammond; Liz Jacobs; Ken Katz, Splash Pad News; Kathy Ko; Emmanuel Medina; Linnea Nelson; Denise Nelson; David Ralston; Dee Rosario; Shane Safir; Peggy Saika; Pat Sax; Amado Uno; Arlene Zuckerberg; Madeleine Adkins; Sandra Davis; Kit Decker; Andrea Dehlendorf; Suzi Goldmacher; Eddie Iny; Angelica Jongco; Andrea Lee; Andrew Nichols; Geoffrey Pete; Shamieka Preston; Linda Roman; Lisa Russ; Adam Weiss


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