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    Sheng Thao ( RPA: Seeb Thoj, Pahawh: 𖬀𖬶𖬤𖬵 𖬒𖬲𖬟𖬰; born July 18, 1985) is an American politician who is the 51st and current mayor of Oakland, California. She is the first Hmong American mayor of a major city in the United States. [1] [2] She was elected as mayor of Oakland in November 2022 and started her term in January 2023.

  2. Jul 8, 2024 · In 2018, Sheng Thao was elected councilmember of District 4, including the Laurel and Dimond districts, and Montclair. Credit: Amir Aziz. Thao, who was not available for an interview in time for the publication of this story, was born in Stockton, one of a family of 12.

  3. Jun 25, 2024 · Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao speaks during a news conference at Laney College in November 2023. Federal authorities raided a home belonging to Thao on June 20 as part of a California investigation ...

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  4. Jun 24, 2024 · Oakland’s Mayor Had Enough Troubles. Then the F.B.I. Came Knocking. Sheng Thao was already facing a recall election as residents remain frustrated over crime and homelessness. She said on Monday ...

  5. Jan 9, 2023 · Mayor-elect Sheng Thao is greeted by supporters following a news conference at City Hall in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 23, 2022. Jane Tyska / East Bay Times via Getty Images.

  6. Jun 23, 2024 · Mayor Sheng Thao delivers her first State of the City address at City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images ...

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  8. Sheng Thao. Mayor Thao is one of the Bay Area’s strongest and most effective progressive leaders. Her family story - escaping genocide, poverty, and abuse - has made her into a determined, empathetic leader. Her commitment to racial justice, building affordable housing, advocating for low-wage workers, and protecting tenants can be seen in ...

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