District 5, from left: Sophie Hahn, Stephen Murphy. Photos: Courtesy With 12-year District 5 Councilman Laurie Capitelli setting his sights on the mayor’s seat, Sophie Hahn and Stephen Murphy have gone head to head this election season to convince the community who will lead North Berkeley best. Hahn is a former attorney and small businesswoman […]
Real-estate interests spend $92K to help elect candidates
The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman Laurie Capitelli’s mayoral campaign. That leaves City Councilman Jesse Arreguín’s mayoral campaign at a severe monetary disadvantage. Photos: Mark Coplan The PAC for the National Association of Realtors has spent more than $60K on mailers supporting City Councilman […]
Election 2016 Berkeley: Spotlight on District 5, District 6
Appearing in ballot order, top row from left, District 6 candidates: Susan Wengraf, Fred Dodsworth, Isabelle Gaston. Bottom row, from left, District 5: Sophie Hahn, Stephen Murphy. Photos: Courtesy Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2016 candidates for Berkeley City Council, School Board and Rent Stabilization Board. This week, we plan to publish questionnaires […]
Election 2016: Who is Stephen Murphy?
Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Murphy Name: Stephen Murphy Age: 44 Job: Associate director, Alameda County Family Justice Center What office are you are running for? Berkeley City Council, District 5 What is the main reason you are running? I have spent my career dedicated to public service and social justice and I want to build upon my experience and relationships […]
Berkeley candidates outline their positions on the arts
Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Various candidates wait at the Freight & Salvage before a forum on the arts, held on Wednesday Sept. 28, begins. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Five Berkeley mayoral candidates and a slew of contenders for City […]
Berkeley candidates share their vision for downtown
The Downtown Berkeley Association sent eight questions on the future of downtown to all candidates standing for office. Here are their answers.
2 open Berkeley City Council races draw significant cash
We present a round-up of how the different candidates are doing in terms of raising campaign funds.
They’re off: Candidates file campaign finance statements
Laurie Capitelli. Photo: courtesy Laurie Capitelli The Berkeley political jostling has begun, even though elections will, of course, only be held in November. City Councilman Jesse Arreguín has raised close to $25,000 for his race for mayor, almost four times as much as City Councilman Laurie Capitelli, his strongest opponent. Capitelli, who has been endorsed by […]
With mayor and two councilmen stepping aside, Berkeley’s election is heating up
Max Anderson: not running again for Berkeley City Council this year. Photo: courtesy Max Anderson After serving 12 years on the Berkeley City Council — and another 12 on various city commissions — Max Anderson has decided not to run for another council term. Anderson’s exit from the race for District 3 in South Berkeley has already […]