The Daily Californian General Election Endorsements: Overview

November 2008

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Mayoral Candidate: Shirley Dean

Mayoral candidate Shirley Dean discusses UC and city relations.

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District 2 Candidate: Jon Crowder

District 2 candidate Jon Crowder discusses the effects of crime and police on the community.

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District 4 Candidate: Terry Doran

Terry Doran goes over possible ways to work with the city budget during the financial crisis.

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District 4 Candidate: Asa Dodsworth

District 4 candidate Asa Dodsworth explains his ideas for improving neighborhood and community representation on the city council.

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District 4 Candidate: L A Wood

District 4 candidate considers the ways for city management to properly improve environmentalism in Berkeley.

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District 5 Candidate: Sophie Hahn

Sophie Hahn explains her reasons for running in the District 5 elections.

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District 6 Candidate: Phoebe Anne Sorgen

District 6 candidate Phoebe Anne Sorgen talks about some of her involvement with the city's Peace and Justice Commission.

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School Board Candidate: Beatriz Leyva-Cutler

School Board candidate Beatriz Leva-Cutler gives her thoughts on how to improve the school system with family involvement and support.

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The following are The Daily Californian's recommendations for the November general election. The Senior Editorial Board chose to make endorsements for national, state and city races as well as for state propositions and city measures.

The board's selections for president of the United States, United States representative, California State Senate, California State Assembly and state propositions appear here.

To evaluate the candidates running for national and state office, information from the candidates' official Web sites, campaign brochures and fliers were taken into account. In choosing whether to support or oppose a state proposition, the board heard presentations from those who requested to present their case. The decisions were also based on arguments for and against the propositions found in the Official Voter Information Guide and on nonpartisan Web sites.

President: Barack Obama

U.S. Representative, District 9: Barbara Lee

California State Senator, District 9: Loni Hancock

California State Assembly Member, District 14: Nancy Skinner

City of Berkeley Mayor: Tom Bates

Council Member, District 2: Darryl Moore

Council Member, District 3: Max Anderson

Council Member, District 4: Jesse Arreguin

Council Member, District 5: Laurie Capitelli

Council Member, District 6: Susan Wengraf

Berkeley Unified School District Board Member: John T. Selawsky and Priscilla Myrick

Proposition 1A: Yes

Proposition 2: Yes

Proposition 3: Yes

Proposition 4: No

Proposition 5: Yes

Proposition 6: No

Proposition 7: No

Proposition 8: No

Proposition 9: No

Proposition 10: No

Proposition 11: Yes

Proposition 12: Yes

Measure FF: Yes

Measure GG: Yes

Measure HH: Yes

Measure II: Yes

Measure JJ: No

Measure KK: No

Measure LL: Yes


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