Who to vote for in District 4Berkeley City Council, District 4
The Green Party recommends Jesse Arreguin for City Council, District 4, Berkeley. There is no other candidate who matches his integrity, intelligence, ability to get things done, and understanding of the complex land-use and fiscal issues facing Berkeley today.
A few months ago Dona Spring, District 4 Councilmember and the longest reigning elected Green in California, died. The Berkeley City Council decided to fold the District 4 "replacement" into the general election, with all the other Berkeley Council, Rent Board, School Board, and Mayor's races. There was sound reasoning and logic behind this decision; the voters in District 4 should decide their own representation.
And Jesse Arreguin will represent them in the neighborhood-friendly, responsive, inclusive style that Dona Spring is known,
respected, and remembered for. Jesse has served on ZAB, Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee, is the current Chair of the
Rent Stabilization Board, and has been consistent on moderate, scaled, and sustainable development as well. No other candidate
in the field (Terry Doran, LA Wood, Asa Dodsworth, and N'Dji Jockin) comes close to Jesse's record, commitment, and grassroots,
neighborhood support. Terry Doran, who some considered the favorite back at the beginning of August, has not garnered the support
and enthusiasm that he expected. The President of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, Cathy Campbell, has endorsed Jesse Arreguin.
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Vote for, send money to, walk and phone for, support Jesse Arreguin for Berkeley City Council, District 4. Please contact his campaign via: www.jessearreguin.com , (510) 575-4959. This is the most important race in Berkeley this election cycle. Dona Spring will never be replaced, but at least we should have someone who understands the issues she was committed to, someone who will be a voice for neighborhoods and communities, and someone who can effectively deal with the complexities and subtleties of the many issues facing Berkeley and District 4 residents today. That candidate is Jesse Arreguin, hands down.
The above slightly edited from the Green Party Voter Guide.