The Oakland Raiders and The Golden State Warriors dominate questions for the candidates running for Mayor of Oakland in the Oakland Mayor’s Race.

As reported at, The first-of-its-kind Oakland Mayor’s Race Candidates Forum directly employing one form of social media (using Facebook) is about to get under way tonight at 7 PM PST at Oakland City Hall, at the Oakland City Council Chambers.

14 of the 15 Oaklanders running for Mayor are expected to appear : Saied Karamooz, Ken Houston , Rebecca Kaplan, Charles Williams, Bryan Parker, Courtney Ruby, Dan Siegel , Libby Schaaf , Patrick McCullough, Jean Quan, Jason Anderson, Nancy Sidebotham, Joe Tuman, and Eric Wilson.

Reportedly, 62 residents have submitted 179 questions as of this writing, and voted on the most popular ones.

Of the top ten most popular questions four concern how candidates would either retain the teams, or pay for the rent the Warriors owe should they actually skip town and stiff The Oakland Alameda County Joint Powers Authority.

That question reflects an error in what the documents read. In point of fact, neither the City of Oakland or the County of Alameda is under any obligation to pay the debt that would be owed. Both can, in effect, stiff the Coliseum JPA if they choose to do so.

What this proves is that sports in Oakland is the leading concern among younger mostly male voters. By contrast, older voters , who are more likely to vote, have concerns about crime.

Stay tuned.

By Zennie Abraham

Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.