|Elections in California|
Municipal elections in California are officially non-partisan.
Brown ran a low-profile campaign.
Brown had $200,000 in campaign funds, more than twice what Riles had.
While the previous election had attracted national media attention, very little media coverage was paid to the 2002 race.
Riles, ultimately, performed stronger than had been anticipated by many.
|Jerry Brown (incumbent)||42,892||63.5|
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- DeFao, Janine; Writer, Chronicle Staff (February 4, 2002). "Jerry Brown faces quiet race / Critics contend Oakland mayor has given up his populist ways". SFGate. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
- "Mayor; City of Oakland Voter Information". Smart Voter. Retrieved November 7, 2019.