Peralta trustee Marcie Hodge running for Mayor of Oakland

Peralta Colleges trustee Marcie Hodge wants to be the next Mayor of Oakland, the Oakland Tribune reports.

Hodge is one of 13 candidates who filed nomination papers August 11 to succeed Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums -- who recently announced he would not be running for reelection -- in the Nov. 2 election. She said is unimpressed with the other candidates.

Hodge told the Oakland Tribune: “We need to usher in new faces, new ideas and people who are intrinsically concerned with the values of those who live in the city of Oakland.”

Last year, Hodge came under scrutiny for routinely using district credit cards for private expenses. She spent nearly $5,000 including a $600 she purchased in Las Vegas. Hodge later reimbursed the purchases when prompted to by district officials.

Photo Credit: Peralta Colleges.

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