This blogger has known Larry since 1995, when he was then the chief-of-staff for then-Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris. Larry has always cared for those most in need in Oakland, and has worked to give his area what he feels it needs most, and does: jobs and activities.
The jobs are for adults, and can be seen in the number of businesses along Hegenberger Road, and in the resurgence of much of International Blvd and last week’s opening of a new Kroger’s store. The activities are for kids, and there’s nothing that better represents that than the Oakland Sports Center.
Larry Reid has worked tirelessly for years to get that structure built and open. It’s the crown jewel example of how Larry has helped make Oakland, and District Seven as well, a better place.
But what I also like about Larry is that he doesn’t take any gruff from anyone, and if you’re bullshitting Larry will call you out on it. Witness this explosion after Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s now-famous press conference around the whole business of the 100-block plan, and when Quan stupidly called out Larry for blocking an initiative, when he had not done so.
Reelect Larry Reid For Oakland City Council District Seven.