Carol Lee Tolbert, Council At-Large Candidate

Carol Lee Tolbert

Carol Lee Tolbert is one of four candidates running for the At-Large position on the Oakland City Council. She faces incumbent Rebecca Kaplan, Ignacio de la Fuente, who is a longtime City Council member representing District 5 and Theresa Anderson-Downs. An Oakland native, she has worked for 23 years as a volunteer to make Oakland a better place to live. She is a small business owner and former non-profit executive, who for 20 years has developed services for youth, seniors and parents and also generated jobs for Oakland residents. She served on the Oakland Board of Education from 1993 to 1997, helping to stabilize the school district’s finances. Tolbert earned a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Masters Degree in Public Administration at California State University East Bay. She has served on the boards of MacArthur-Bart Village, Oakland Army Base, Hire Oakland First Policy and Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). She says it is outrageous that Oakland has been labeled the most dangerous city in California, unemployment is 17 percent, the Oakland Police Department is facing scrutiny by the federal government and schools are closing. “I welcome the opportunity to share with you how, together, we can make Oakland a better place to live, work and grow,” said Tolbert. For information, go to or call (510) 593-1926.
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