Dan Siegel for Mayor of Oakland
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Dan Siegel grew up to be a socially-conscious leader, whose values always led to standing up for the underdog.

Dan's Story

Dan Siegel’s life has been filled with public service, leadership, dedication to education, community activism, and family. These experiences have shaped and molded him into the man that he is today. Here is Dan’s tory.

1. Dan as a baby, with a full life ahead of him. 2. Dan as a young man. 3. At an early age, Dan learned the discipline necessary to succeed.


Dan grew up in New York with a sharp intellect and a desire to help those around him.

4. Leading the pack of demonstrators is none other than Dan Siegel, who picketed on behalf of a fair budget for his school district. 5. Dan worked hard as a student, earning a New York State scholarship for academic excellence. 6. As a young scout, Dan had the chance to be “mayor for a day,” and wasted no time in getting up to speed on the local zoning ordinances.


7. A letter from then-Senator Robert F. Kennedy, thanking Dan for all his hard work on Kennedy’s campaign. 8. As a student, Dan became involved in many parts of campus life. 9. Dan with his college football team – you can spot him in the middle row all the way to the right!


As an undergraduate student at Hamilton College, Dan took part in multiple extracurricular activities, from serving as Editor-in-Chief of the school’s newspaper, to playing on the football team.

10. Dan Siegel as a journalist at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA, interviewing Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey. 11. Dan’s press badge as a reporter with the Patriot Ledger. He spent a brief period of time here after graduating from Hamilton. 12. Dan speaks to students from the steps of Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley. Dan headed the Vietnam Moratorium and Campus Draft Opposition.


After growing up on the East Coast, Dan moved to the Bay Area to attend Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, where he became student body president in 1969.

13. Dan attended Berkeley at the height of the Vietnam War. A 1968 article in the Oakland Tribune noted that Dan was at the forefront of the opposition, defending those who refused induction. 14. Dan garnering grassroots support. 15. Dan out skiing with his son.


When Dan’s days as a Berkeley student ended, he moved to Oakland, raised a family, and started practicing civil rights law.

16. Dan Siegel and Alan Yee, who started their law partnership in the 1990s, dedicated to defending clients from employment discrimination and civil rights issues. 17. Dan and Anne with then-Congressman Ron Dellums. 18. Dan with other East Bay Political leaders at a 1982 tribute to Congressman Ron Dellums by Senator Ted Kennedy.


Dan became involved in public service, serving on the Oakland School Board, Housing Authority Commission, and Community Policing Task Force.

19. Dan and Anne, enjoying a moment on the streets of Oakland, where they have lived for almost 40 years.

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