Four candidates are running for the District 8 seat on the Berkeley City Council. They are, from left: Lori Droste, Mary Kay Lacey, Alfred Twu and Russ Tilleman. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2018 candidates for Berkeley City Council and School Board. This week, we’ll publish questionnaires with the candidates daily.

See all 2018 election coverage on Berkeleyside.

Q&As with District 8 (the Elmwood) City Council candidates follow. We asked candidates why they were running, what sets them apart, what they see as the city’s biggest challenges and how they might work to solve them. Learn what each candidate thinks is their most inspired idea, and how each candidate plans to be accountable and accessible to constituents. Each questionnaire includes complete campaign info, including social media pages, to help readers connect.

Four people are running for the District 8 seat, currently held by incumbent Lori Droste. In ballot order, the candidates are Mary Kay Lacey, attorney/planning commissioner; Lori Droste, Berkeley City Council member/professor; Alfred Twu, designer/artist; and Russ Tilleman, green transportation designer. Click the following links to read questionnaires with each candidate.

Hungry for more? Watch the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville candidate forum for Districts 8 from September.

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In the coming weeks, we’ll have more stories on the key Berkeley races and ballot initiatives to help readers make informed decisions about the potential leaders and policies that could help shape Berkeley’s future. In the meantime, don’t forget to sign up for exclusive election updates by text from the Berkeleyside team.

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in Alameda County for the Nov. 6, 2018, election is Monday, Oct. 22. This year, for the first time, folks can also go into the Registrar of Voters office (1225 Fallon St. in Oakland) to register and cast a ballot up through election day. You can’t leave with the ballot, however: You must fill it out in the office. (Stay tuned for further details on this new development.)

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See complete 2018 election coverage on Berkeleyside. Read all the 2018 candidate statements.

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