Jean Quan

#181508
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
21, 1949
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
California

About

Best known as the first woman to hold the office of Mayor of Oakland, California, this Democratic Party politician had previously served as both a District 4 representative for the Oakland City Council and as a member of the Oakland School Board.

Before Fame

She studied at the University of California-Berkeley. After taking office as Mayor of Oakland in 2010, she successfully addressed the city's violent crime problem.

Trivia

During her tenure as Mayor of Oakland, she was criticized for directing police to use tear gas on a crowd of Occupy Movement protestors.

Family Life

Her marriage to physician and fellow Asian-American activist Floyd Huen resulted in two children: William and Lailan.

Associated With

She and fellow Democrat Ron Dellums both served as Mayor of Oakland.