By Post Staff
Nyeisha Dewitt, who has worked to secure jobs for Oakland residents on the e Army Base development project and a candidate for Oakland City Council in November, has been hired as a senior field representative in the office of newly elected Assemblymember Rob Bonta, who takes the place of Sandre Swanson, who was termed out of the State Legislature.
“I’m proud to announce that I’ve brought together a strong team to represent Oakland in my Capitol and District offices,” said Bonta. “I am extremely fortunate that Nyeisha has decided to commit her enormous talents and invaluable experience toward continued strong advocacy efforts on behalf of the East Bay at the state level.”
Dewitt is the co-founder of Oakland Natives Give Back, which delivered more than 6,800 backpacks and bus passes to Oakland public school students.
She also was active in the schools through the African-American Male Achievement Task Force, Oakland’s Promise Alliance, and OUSD’s Truancy Task Force.
Dewitt is also a founding member of OaklandWORKS, a coalition that worked on the year-long West Oakland army base negotiations to obtain jobs for Oaklanders.
She is the parent of three Oakland public school students.