Dana King (b. March 9, 1960) is a former Bay Area newscaster, and city council district 2 candidate in 2014. She moved to Oakland in 2012, "to a shared artists building in Oakland's San Antonio neighborhood." 2

See her Political Positions.

2014 Election

Dana King for City Council Facebook page

Dana King for City Council campaign website

10/24/2014 Labor Pours Big Money into D2 to Defeat Dana King
"Organized labor [Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO]  is continuing to spend heavily on two City Council races, providing an overwhelming financial advantage for two candidates battling business-backed foes. Unions have spent more than $88,000 though independent committees on behalf of Abel Guillen in District2. The contracts for both unions expire next year.  That is more than the $85,098 raised by his best-financed challenger Dana King.  Guillen had raised $93,944 in his own campaign fund as of Oct. 18. King [has] the backing of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, but the business group so far hasn't created independent expenditure funds, which are not subject to contribution caps, to aid their campaigns."

9/18/2014 Latest City Council poll from Tagami

    King 55%
    Guillen 45%

9/10/2014 New City Council poll released today
    King %52
    Guillen 17%
    Park 17%

Dana King has had a fundraiser sponsored by Phil Tagami.3

Fundraising: In D2, Abel Gillen raised more cash than Dana King according to reports. Dana placed second in fundraising among the 4 candidates who filed reports.

In the News

9/25/2014: Dana King receivesOakland Tribune's Endorsement (1st choice) District 2: 1. Dana King. 2. Kevin Blackburn. 3. Abel Guillen. King, a retired television journalist, and Blackburn, an assistant vice present for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, emphasize that city leaders must make tough choices and develop a clear plan to address the fiscal crisis. Guillen understands the problem but demonstrates less determination to solve it. Incumbent Pat Kernighan didn't seek re-election.

9/24/2014: Dana King receives the sole Endorsement of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce (OakPAC) and the endorsement of the Oakland Builders Alliance.

News Career

Dana King is best known in the Bay Area as a newscaster with KPIX Channel 5 for many years. She won a local Emmy award for her reporting in Honduras in 1998 and 2000 on the consequences of Hurricane Mitch. 1

Art Career

At the end of the nightly newscast on December 7, 2012, King announced that she would be leaving KPIX to pursue her passion in sculpting and art. 1

gallery show in 2013 photo CC SA-BY Our Oaklandgallery show in 2013 photo CC SA-BY Our Oakland

Links and References

  1. Dana King on Wikipedia
  2. Dana King sets sights on Oakland City Council SFGate.com February 5, 2014. "I'd been working on issues in the neighborhood for a while," King, 53, said Tuesday. "When I heard Pat was retiring, it just came in a flash: 'I can do this.' "

  3. After narrow Assembly loss, Abel Guillen to run for Oakland City Council Oakland Tribune, March 27, 2014.