Incumbent Susan Wengraf and challenger Richard Illgen both have decades of experience, but differ on the best approaches to address Berkeley’s challenges.
Election 2020: District 6 candidates answer Berkeleyside questions
Meet your District 6 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election: Richard Illgen and Susan Wengraf.
Election 2020: Who is Richard Illgen?
Meet Richard Illgen, one of two District 6 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Election 2020: Who is Susan Wengraf?
Meet Susan Wengraf, one of two District 6 City Council candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
District 6 candidates clash over development, homeless
Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 6 candidates: Susan Wengraf, Fred Dodsworth, Isabelle Gaston. Photos: Courtesy of the candidates With less than two weeks until election day, District 6 incumbent Susan Wengraf has raised more than twice the cash as both her opponents — Fred Dodsworth and Isabelle Gaston — combined, according to […]
Election 2016: Who is Isabelle Gaston?
Photo: Courtesy of Isabelle Gaston Name: Isabelle Gaston Age: 54 Job: Medical writer (oncology) What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 6 What is the main reason you are running? The main reason I am running is because I am profoundly disheartened by the state of our City’s infrastructure, fiscal mismanagement, and seemingly […]
Election 2016: Who is Fred Dodsworth?
Photo: Courtesy of Fred Dodsworth Name: Fred Dodsworth Age: 65 Job: Retired journalist-businessman-teacher What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 6 What is the main reason you are running? The council majority has failed to provide “housing for the rest of us,” while encouraging luxury housing, exacerbating skyrocketing rental rates, changing the ethnic make up […]
Election 2016: Who is Susan Wengraf?
Photo: Courtesy of Susan Wengraf Name: Susan Wengraf Age: 71 Job: Berkeley City Council, District 6 What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 6 What is the main reason you are running? I want to continue to represent the needs and concerns of District 6 residents and to bring a rational and civil approach to […]
Berkeley police rule cyclist responsible for fatal crash
Authorities have found a 62-year-old Berkeley cyclist at fault for the crash with a vehicle that ultimately took his life about three weeks ago. In response to repeated inquiries from Berkeleyside, police said Tuesday that Kurt Wehner rode through a stop sign and crashed into a 2008 Volkswagen in a North Berkeley intersection Sept. 21 shortly after 8 a.m. at […]