Dan Siegel ’67 recently announced that he will be running for mayor of Oakland, California. Siegel, a proactive attorney, was an unpaid advisor to the city’s mayor, Jean Quan, until November 2011. He resigned in protest of Quan’s policies against the Occupy Oakland movement. Siegel has said that he is running to provide a “sharp alternative” for Oakland residents. Siegel’s campaign will focus on community-based policing, using public schools as community centers.
Dan Siegel graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Religion and was on the Football Team during his time at Hamilton College. Siegel went on to attend the University of California at Berkeley. Keep up with his campaigning through his twitter account here.