We endorse

Mike Hutchinson

For Oakland School Board, District 5

Mike Hutchinson is an Oakland native committed to improving Oakland’s school system for our children. For the past 9 years he’s been an active member of our community, coordinating educational programs with nonprofit organizations and fighting to stop the school closures. Hutchinson strongly believes that every child has the right to a high quality public education and the right to achieve their maximum potential.

As a OUSD school board member representing District 5, Hutchinson has pledged to:

  • Stop school closures that disrupt the lives of our students and devastate the overall health of a community.
  • Negotiate a fair contract with our teachers who are among the lowest paid teachers in Alameda County.
  • End the expansion of charter schools and focus on expanding sustained enrollment at OUSD.
  • Increase student enrollment and retention at throughout OUSD.
  • Facilitate true community engagement.

This election season, vote Mike Hutchinson to represent District 5 for Oakland Unified School District Board of Education. You must be a registered voter to participate in this election. Register to vote today or check your registration status below.

Vote early in person to avoid lines and wait times at the polls. You can also cast your ballot safely and securely by voting by mail as soon as possible. Because of the pandemic, California is automatically mailing ballots to all active voters. Election day polling locations will open on November 3 from 7 AM to 8 PM. Find your nearest polling place here.

When to Vote

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3rd 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Other Important Dates

October 19
Last day to register to vote
November 3
Deadline for absentee ballots to be postmarked or dropped off in person
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