|See and hear the candidates!
Ask Your Questions. Vote to endorse for office. All candidates were invited to tell us where they stand on issues. 18 candidates will present. Candidates’ questionnaires are listed here.Let us know you will attend: email BPA2016@aol.com or call BCA at (510) 982-6528.NOW FOUR WAYS TO WATCH OR LISTEN TO THE EVENT!
- Facebook Live: Visit Berkeley Citizen Action or Berkeley Progressive Alliance at 3PM. Click on the Live Video post near the top that says “Endorsement Forum”
- Zoom video call: click here: or type this into your browser: https://bit.ly/endorsementzoom2020. This link goes directly to the meeting.
- Phone: Dial (669) 900-9128 on your landline or cell phone. When asked for a “Meeting ID,” enter 856 7553 8966 followed by pressing the # key. When asked for a “Participant ID,” simply press the # key again.
- BERKELEY CHANNEL 33 on COMCAST cable
Current BCA & BPA Members’ votes are counted for our joint endorsement (one vote per person). Vote ONLINE or with a paper ballot.
From August 23rd to August 30th, you can vote to endorse the candidates ONLINE by using this link: (link activated Aug. 23).
To get a PAPER BALLOT, call BCA at (510) 982-6528, to give us your name, address and phone number.
WE’LL HEAR FROM THESE 18 CANDIDATES
All candidates who filed with the city were asked to present to us. The following candidates have submitted a questionnaire and are asking for our endorsement. Click on the word “Questionnaire” below for each candidate to read their response to our questionnaire. Where available, we have listed their website and other submitted documents as well.
Jesse Arreguín, Incumbent. Candidate Questionnaire Statement of Qualifications Website: www.Jesse.vote/
Aidan Hill: Candidate Questionnaire Statement of qualifications
Wayne Hsiung, Candidate Questionnaire Website: wayneformayor.com/
DISTRICT 2 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Cheryl Davila, Incumbent: Candidate Questionnaire Website: cheryldavila.vote/
Terry Taplin: Candidate Questionnaire received Resume Statement of qualifications. Website: terrytaplin.com
Alexander Sharenko: Candidate Questionnaire Website: alexforberkeley.com
DISTRICT 3 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Ben Bartlett, Incumbent: Candidate Questionnaire. Candidate Statement Website: benny.vote
Orlando Martinez: Questionnaire and statement of qualification Website: orlandomartinez.org/
Deborah Matthews: Candidate Questionnaire. Resume website: deborahforberkeley.com
DISTRICT 5 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
Sophie Hahn, Incumbent: Candidate Questionnaire Website: sophiehahn.com
Todd Andrew. Candidate Questionnaire
DISTRICT 6 CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE
Richard Illgen: Candidate Questionnaire Bio Website: richardforcitycouncil.org/
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES (2 seats)
Laura Babitt, Website: laurababitt.com/; Candidate Questionnaire
Jose Luis Bedolla: Candidate Questionnaire:
Michael Chang: Candidate Questionnaire
Norma Harrison: Candidate Statement here
Esfandiar Imani: Candidate Questionnaire
Ana Vasudeo, Website: anavasudeo.org/. Candidate Questionnaire