Ka’Dijah Brown, Mike Chang and Jennifer Shanoski were endorsed by the Berkeley Federation of Teachers.
Ballot counting for the local ballot measures, City Council, school board,
and rent board was completed on Nov. 21 at 9:17 p.m.
When will we know who won the Berkeley’s City Council races? What does “100% reported” mean? And more ballot questions answered.
Three candidates, Shanoski, Chang and Lee, are still in competition for the remaining two seats as more votes were counted Thursday.
You have until 8 p.m. today to cast your ballot at the voting centers or drop off your mail-in ballot at a drop box.
Lee is waging a competitive, well-funded campaign despite failing to win the backing of the teachers union. As a result, teachers are putting money down to support their endorsed candidates.
Shanoski and Mike Chang have benefitted from public matching funds, available for the first time to school board candidates this year. Money tied to the California teachers union is also influencing the race.
The Berkeley Parents Union says it just wants to give a voice to parents, but critics say it’s driving a wedge in school board politics.
Ka’Dijah Brown, Mike Chang, Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos, Norma Harrison, Reichi Lee and Jennifer Shanoski are running for three seats on the BUSD school board.
Alper and Sinai have already endorsed their picks among the candidates running for the three at-large school board seats on the ballot in November.