Jean the Giant-Killer 

How Oakland city councilwoman Jean Quan beat the East Bay's much-feared king of big-money politics. Hint: It wasn't just about ranked-choice voting.

Jean Quan's adult daughter, Lailan Huen, couldn't stand the thought of pay-to-play politics dominating Oakland city government. So when her mother asked her and her family eighteen months ago if they were okay with her challenging Don Perata, the East Bay's king…

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