Ronald Vernie Dellums was an American politician who served as Mayor of Oakland from 2007 to 2011. He had previously served thirteen terms as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 9th Congressional District, in office from 1971 to 1998, after which he worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
|Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying.||Failure|
|I want balance in my life.||Life|
|If Ron Dellums running for mayor gives you hope, then let's get on with it.||Hope|
|If the truth be known, we are on the verge of losing an entire generation of our young people, killing and dying in the streets of America.||Truth|
|If you're going to use the public resources, you need the public benefit.|