Nikki Bas received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Virginia . 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 .
Bas lives in Oakland with her husband and daughter .
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 .
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 . 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 .
Bas supports increasing funding for police academies and filling vacant budgeted positions .
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 .
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 .
Bas supports upgrading the Lincoln Rec Center to be a community climate resilience hub .
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