Kesarwani had 53% of the ranked-choice votes to defeat challengers Elisa Mikiten and Tamar Michai Freeman.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
Mari will bring a depth of experience and analytical skills from her work as a community organizer and vice chair of the Housing Advisory Commission to the council in service to the community.
Mark supports smart policies like a housing-first approach to homelessness, community-oriented policing and managing wildfire risk.
Elisa has taken strong positions on BART development, the preservation of Cesar Chavez Park, response to homelessness and the Shellmound site.
The City Council needs Rashi’s careful analysis and thoughtful decision-making.
Robinson, running unopposed for reelection in District 7, shares his views on public safety, infrastructure, affordable housing and more.
Harrison, running unopposed for reelection in District 4, shares her views on public safety, infrastructure, affordable housing and more.
Meet your District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2022 election.
One leading candidate to represent Southeast Berkeley says he wants to carry on outgoing Councilmember Lori Droste’s work. The other would move in a different direction.
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.