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by Editorial Board

California officials must be held accountable for addressing the state’s most pressing issues. The midterm elections this November are a chance for voters to show their representatives that they won’t stop demanding actionable change at every level of government.

 

This election season is a critical time for the city of Berkeley — residents will be electing council members for four city districts, as well as a city auditor and representatives for the Rent Stabilization Board and the Berkeley Unified School District board.

 

In the weeks leading up to the critical Nov. 6 date, the editorial board of The Daily Californian has been interviewing Berkeley’s candidates to discuss their plans for the city. We spoke to the official proponents and opponents of city measures, and did independent research on county measures and state propositions, as well as the candidates running for county, state and federal positions. We’ve put in the work to make the best recommendations to our readers about which candidates, measures and propositions to vote for in these midterm elections. Take a look.


Vote for these

federal candidates
Kevin de León
U.S. senate
Barbara Lee
congress district 13
state and county candidates
Gavin Newsom
governor
Eleni Kounalakis
lieutenant governor
Alex Padilla
secretary of state
Betty Yee
state controller
Fiona Ma
state treasurer
Xavier Becerra
state attorney general
Ricardo Lara
state insurance commissioner
Jovanka Beckles
state assembly district 15
Tony Thurmond
state superintendent of public instruction
Malia Cohen
state board of equalization, district 2
Phong La
county assessor
berkeley unified school district
Julie Sinai
Ka’Dijah Brown
Ty Alper
rent board
Soli Alpert
James Chang
Paola Laverde
María Poblet
John Selawsky
city auditor
Jenny Wong
city council
Igor Tregub
district 1
Kate Harrison
district 4
Rigel Robinson
district 7
Mary Kay Lacey
district 8
california state ballot propositions
yes
on
1
2
4
7
10
11
12
no
on
3
5
6
8
alameda county ballot measures
yes
on
FF
E
G
berkeley city ballot measures
yes
on
O
P
Q
R
Editorial Board
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