More than 80 members of Berkeley Citizens Action and Berkeley Progressive Alliance met today the North Berkeley Senior Center Sunday afternoon to hear from candidates for City Auditor and City Council hopefuls for District 1, 4 and 8. Several candidates were not well known so it was a great opportunity to hear their statements and ask questions about their positions.
A big thank you to all who came out to hear the candidates and who volunteered to make the event happen: planners, candidates, supporters, MCs, ballot counters, photographer, the timekeeper and candidate greeter, and the crew who helped set up and take down the event. This event could not happen without you!
Endorsement results are listed below. Our organizations require 60% to endorse a candidate. Look for ideas in the coming weeks on how to support these candidates. Click on the links to see the candidates answers to our questionnaires.
Candidates were Steve Levine and Jennifer Li Wong.
Ballot Results: No endorsement. Both Candidates had strong support, so no neither candidate could achieve the 60% threshold for endorsement.
City Council District 1:
Candidates were Mary Behm-Steinberg, Rashi Kesarwani, Margo Schueler and Igor Tregub.
Ballot Results: Igor Tregub Endorsed.
City Council District 4:
Kate Harrison was the only candidate who requested our endorsement.
Ballot Results: Kate Harrison Endorsed.
City Council District 7:
No candidates requested endorsement at this time. Rigel Robinson, Cassandra King and Kriss Worthington decided to wait until the fall to ask for our endorsement. We expect to hold a meeting after Labor Day to discuss measures, propositions and unresolved candidate races.
City Council District 8:
Candidates were Mary Kay Lacey, Alfred Twu and Russ Tilleman
Ballot Results: Mary Kay Lacey Endorsed.
Photos above by Christine Schwartz