Endorsements for local offices by BCA and BPA

Following up on our Endorsement forum August 23, we have counted the votes and can now announce the winners. All of these candidates were soundly selected by our members in the first round of voting. Congratulations to our candidates! These candidates need financial support, campaign support, people to deliver literature and signs and make calls. Let’s Go!

Here are the Endorsed Candidates for Berkeley Mayor, City Council and School Noard

Mayor: Incumbent Jesse Arreguín (66.67%). Candidate Questionnaire      Website: www.Jesse.vote/

District 2 City Council: Incumbent Cheryl Davila (74.63%), Candidate Questionnaire    Website: cheryldavila.vote/

District 3 City Council: Incumbent Ben Bartlett (81.82%), Candidate QuestionnaireCandidate Statement  Website: benny.vote

District 5 City Council: Incumbent Sophie Hahn (77.94%). Candidate Questionnaire   Website: sophiehahn.com

District 6 City Council: Richard Illgen 74.63%, Candidate Questionnaire   Bio  Websiterichardforcitycouncil.org/

School Board: Ana Vasudeo (64.91%), Candidate Questionnaire. Website: anavasudeo.org/.

Runner up for School Board: Laura Babitt (57.89%). Website: laurababitt.com/; Candidate Questionnaire. (Please note both our organizations bylaws state that candidates must achieve 60% of the vote to be endorsed.)

Results of BCA-BPA Endorsement Vote
Mayoral CandidatesPercentage
Jesse Arreguín66.67%
Wayne Hsiung17.39%
Aidan Hill8.70%
Naomi Pete0.00%
No endorsement7.25%
Valid ballots
District 2 City Council Candidates
Cheryl Davila74.63%
Terry Taplin19.40%
Alex Sharenko0.00%
Timothy Carter0.00%
No endorsement5.97%
Valid ballots
District 3 City Council Candidates
Ben Bartlett81.82%
Orlando Martinez3.03%
Deborah Matthews6.06%
No endorsement9.09%
Valid ballots
District 5 City Council Candidates
Sophie Hahn77.94%
Todd Andrew4.41%
Darwin Picklesimer4.41%
No endorsement13.24%
District 6 City Council Candidates
Susan Wengraf11.94%
Richard Ilgen74.63%
No endorsement13.43%
School Board
Ana Vasudeo64.91%
Michael Chang17.54%
Laura Babitt57.89%
Esfandiar Imani3.51%
Norma Harrison8.77%
Jose Luis Bedolla5.26%
No endorsement12.28%
Total # valid ballots

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