Thursday, November 11, 2010

Breaking News: Report: Perata Concedes Defeat

By Robert Gammon
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Ex-state Senator Don Perata conceded defeat this morning in the Oakland mayor's race to Councilwoman Jean Quan and will not request a recount, Oakland North is reporting.

Update 10:48 a.m.: KCBS just tweeted the same thing.

Update 11:17 a.m.: The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which backed Perata in the mayor's race, just announced official congratulations to Quan for winning. From the chamber's press release: "Jean Quan will be Oakland’s next Mayor! The two-term Councilmember and former School Board member defeated former State Senator Don Perata by capturing more second and third-choice votes in Oakland’s first ranked-choice election. "

Update 11:25 a.m.: Here's the story from KCBS on Perata's decision not to challenge the results of the election. It's a Bay City News report.

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