Peter Liu

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger

Background

Peter Liu received a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and attended the United States Defense Information School in Maryland. He has been an insurance agent for 10 years, and has served in the U.S. Army in Kuwait and Iraq [1]. In 2022, Liu was involved in a scandal where he allegedly sent Antisematic messages in mass email to local reporters and public figures. He has a long record of homophobic, racist, and antisemitic comments [5].

Key Issues

Gun Policy

Liu wants to issue concealed carry permits to lawful city business owners, their workers, or residents aged 21+ with clean backgrounds. For every person caught with an illegal gun, he wants to use search warrants for their residences to find more illegal guns, find fingerprints on those guns, and match them in FBI databases [1].

 

Public Safety

Liu wants to set up a self-funding Community Empowered Safety Plan in all cities to combat riots, terrorism, and crime [7]. With this, he wants to install a surveillance system in medium and high-crime areas and use a policing strategy that involves more community participation. He wants to set up neighborhood watches with 7 to 25 volunteer members led by a team leader voted by the members to meet once a month to discuss issues affecting the neighborhood [1]. 

 

Education

Liu wants to raise the education standards and make public schools safer for children. He wants to encourage teachers to move to Oakland [1].

Endorsements

No Endorsements could be found.

Sources

1 Oakland Wiki
2 ABC7
3 Ballotpedia
4 SF Chronicle
5 Oaklandside.org
6 Facebook
7 Voter’s Edge