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Alameda County, CA November 4, 2014 Election
Council Member; City of Berkeley; Council District 8 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 28 11:38am, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (15/15)
(8 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.18%)

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Candidates (1 Elected, Rank Your Choices)
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Lori Droste Click here for more information about this candidate 1314 votes 29.15%

  • Occupation: Educator
  • Chair, Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women
  • Member, Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission
  • Vice Chair, Alameda County Human Relations Commission
  • Emerge graduate
  • Parent of young children
  • Economic Vitality and Investment
  • Safe Streets
  • Our Children and Future
George J Beier, Jr Click here for more information about this candidate 1193 votes 26.46%
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer and Entrepreneur
  • UC Berkeley BA '84 (Phi Beta Kappa) MBA '87 (Haas)
  • President, Willard Neighborhood Association
  • Board Member, Berkeley Democratic Club
  • Fmr member ZAB, Design Review, Planning, Waterfront Commissions
  • Fmr member Peoples Park, Telegraph Area Association, Housing Advisory Commission
  • Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety and Traffic Calming
  • Fiscal Plan to Pay for Infrastructure and Other Obligations
  • Parks and Pools; Fire Safety; Public Safety
Mike Alvarez Cohen Click here for more information about this candidate 1163 votes 25.80%
  • Occupation: Director, Innovation Ecosystem Development, UC Berkeley
  • Harvard University, MBA
  • Tufts University, BSE, Computer Science & Applied Math
  • Co-founder, Berkeley Startup Cluster
  • Co-founder, Peak Democracy Inc
  • Chair, Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board
  • Board Member, Claremont-Elmwood Neighborhood Association
  • Safer, More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
  • Mitigated Traffic, Maintained Parks, Inviting Commercial Districts
  • A City that is Environmentally & Fiscally Sustainable
Jacquelyn McCormick Click here for more information about this candidate 830 votes 18.41%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • CENA Neighborhood President
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Improving public safety
  • Be a neighborhood advocate

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