George Beier, left, Mike Alvarez Cohen, Lori Droste, Jacquelyn McCormick

George Beier leads District 8 race against 3 other candidates

As of 12:45 a.m., Droste was ahead of three other District 8 hopefuls, with a 1.24-point lead over runner-up Mike Alvarez Cohen, chair of the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board. George Beier, president of the Willard Neighborhood Association, came in third with about 26 percent of the vote. Jacquelyn McCormick, head of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association, came in fourth with 18.9 percent of the vote.
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Two candidates file paperwork to run against Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates

Two candidates filed preliminary campaign paperwork this week to challenge 10-year incumbent Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates in this year’s November election. Local business owner Jacquelyn McCormick, a board member of the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association, said she favors a community-oriented perspective in using city resources to address the local needs,
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