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City of OaklandCandidate for Mayor

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Allyssa Victory Villanueva

Civil Rights Attorney
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Housing. Residents and workers must have pathways to own their communities and Allyssa will ensure development and preservation of housing affordable at every range of income.
  • Public Safety. Allyssa will ensure that every Oaklander has a civil right to feel safe
  • Economic Justice. Allyssa will ensure just and resilient development City-wide and equitable investment in employment/business opportunities to expand economic vitality, opportunity, and longevity of the City



Profession:Civil Rights Attorney
Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (2020–current)


UC Hastings College of the Law (changing name to UC College of the Law, San Francisco) J.D., Government Law concentration (2016)
UC San Diego B.A. with Honors, Ethnic Studies (2012)

Community Activities

Instructor, Prison University Project (Mt. Tamalpais College) (2019–current)
Director of Black Community Programs Bureau, Afrikan Black Coalition (2017–2021)


Allyssa recently defended our democracy by successfully fighting her illegal disqualification from the ballot.Allyssa Victory (born Villanueva) was raised in North Oakland and has since lived in every district of Oakland and overcome homelessness as a youth. Allyssa has devoted her entire career to advocacy on behalf of the public interest and underserved communities starting with clothing and food distribution with her West Oakland church and as a social justice student organizer with Oakland’s Youth Together. Allyssa is a civil rights leader, educator, and licensed attorney serving across the Bay Area and state of California. Allyssa holds a B.A. with honors in Ethnic Studies and minor in Black Studies as well as J.D. concentrated in Government Law. Allyssa currently practices in policing and labor law and is an elected ADEM Delegate for Assembly District 18. Allyssa will be the first Black woman elected to Mayor of Oakland.

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