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Alameda County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Council Member; City of Berkeley; Council District 5 Voter Information

Results as of Feb 1 2:01pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (14/14)
(28 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.35%)

First ranked choice applies (details)

Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Laurie Capitelli Click here for more information about this candidate 4336 votes 54.4%

  • Occupation: Berkeley City Councilmember
  • Planning Commission, former chair
  • Zoning Adjustments Board, former chair
  • Chair, Mayor's Taskforce on Development & the Permit Process
  • 15 year boardmember, Berkeley Public Education Foundation
  • UC graduate, Political Science
  • former high school teacher
  • Preserve walkable, safe neighborhoods
  • Insure transparent government and fiscal accountability
  • Promote economic development through vibrant commercial districts
Sophie Hahn Click here for more information about this candidate 3628 votes 45.5%
  • Occupation: Zoning Commissioner
  • Chair, City of Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women
  • King Middle School PTA President and Chair, School Governance Council
  • Board, Berkeley Public Library Foundation & Chair, North Berkeley Committee of Neighborhood Libraries Campaign
  • Founder, Berkeley Edible Garden Initiative and Urban Farmer, growing enough food for 6 families.
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood Shasta-Diablo
  • Berkeley High, UC Berkeley, & Stanford Law School Graduate
  • Provide comprehensive support for Small & Local Businesses, strengthen Local Purchasing and enhance Business Development, to expand our Economic Base
  • Address Berkeley's Fiscal Challenges in a comprehensive, pro-active and transparent manner
  • Champion a sustainable Berkeley, including Local Shopping, Bike Sharing, Urban Agriculture, Renewable Energy, Carpooling, Share Economy, & Zero Waste

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City Council Candidates Forum, District 5

  • Election Meeting (two City Council District 5 candidates have been invited), Thursday, October 11, Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Ave., Berkeley 94707, Hosted by Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association
Candidate Forums
  • Forum for candidates in the Berkeley City Council races for Districts 2, 3, and 5, Thursday, September 27, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda (between Solano and Los Angeles), Berkeley 94707, Hosted by the League of Women Voters--Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville
Videos of Forums and Candidate Interviews News and Analysis

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