Berkeley Politics

Berkeley Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Berkeley.

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Mayor - Tom Bates


Street address: 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (510) 981-7100

Sylvia McLaughlin, an environmental trailblazer and longtime leader of the Bay Area's environmental community who co-founded Save the Bay and served on the boards of the National Audubon Society, East Bay Conservation Corps, Save the Redwoods League, Citizens for East Shore Parks, Trust for Public Land, and Greenbelt Alliance, died Tuesday at her Berkeley home. She was 99. "Words are hardly adequate to convey [McLaughlin's] profound influence on protecting the environment, restraining runaway development around the bay, and providing a powerful role model for those whose power is based not on wealth or inside political connections but on determination and a just cause," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates in a statement.
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City Manager - Philip Kamlarz

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City Clerk - Pamyla Means

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State Assembly Member - Nancy Skinner

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Occupation: Legislator


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Clerk of the Board - Crystal Hishida Graff

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Clerk of the Board - Jane Pennington

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Council Member - Linda Maio

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Council Member - Darryl Moore

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Council Member - Kriss Worthington

A quadriplegic senior hospitalized for over a year who faces eviction from his apartment will be allowed to continue to live there, pending the completion of "minimal" paperwork, says a city councilman who interceded on the tenant's behalf. Councilman Kriss Worthington said Monday that the CEO of The Jon Stewart Company, which manages the government-subsidized William Byron Rumford Sr. Plaza residential complex in South Berkeley, where Pachovas has lived since 2000, has agreed to drop eviction proceedings.
Kriss Worthington announced recently in an e-mail to the community that ,"Item 35 to adopt a resolution declaring a homeless crisis was unanimously approved by the City Council." "This simple common sense measure was only delayed twice from 5 and Jan 12 before last night's successful adoption."
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Council Member - Jesse Arreguin

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Council Member - Gordon Wozniak

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Council Member - Maxwell Anderson

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Council Member - Laurie Capitelli

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Council Member - Susan Wengraf

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County Administrator - David Twa

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County Administrator - Susan Muranishi

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County Supervisor - Keith Carson

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County Supervisor - Scott Haggerty

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County Supervisor - Gail Steele

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County Supervisor - Alice Lai-Bitker

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County Supervisor - Nate Miley

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner of Berkeley reported that she has nearly $1.1 million in cash reserves in her state Senate campaign account, which is more than ten times what her main opponent SandrA© Swanson, has in total cash on hand, according to campaign finance reports released today. To further Swanson's woes, Piedmont political upstart Katherine Welch, who announced her campaign in late September, also outraised the former Oakland Assemblymember during the last six months of 2015.
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Registrar of Voters - Dave Macdonald

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Representative - John Garamendi

Party: Democratic

Term start: November 2009

Term end: 2010

Occupation: Businessman and rancher


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 916-863-6881




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Representative - George Miller

Party: Democratic

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Representative - Barbara Lee

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Mark DeSaulnier

Party: Democratic

Term start: December 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Restaurateur


Phone: (916) 651-4007

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State Senator - Loni Hancock

Party: Democratic

Term start: December 2008

Term end: 2012


Phone: (916) 651-4009

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Supervisor - Federal Glover

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Supervisor - Mary N. Piepho

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Supervisor - Susan Bonilla

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Administrator


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Supervisor - John M. Gioia

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Supervisor - Gayle B. Uilkema

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