Residents who want to run for office can pick up nomination papers

By David Scharfenberg, Daily Planet staff
Tuesday July 16, 2002

Monday marked the first day for residents who want to run for a public office to pick up nomination papers at the City Clerk’s office.  

Potential candidates have until Aug. 9 to file nomination papers with 20 to 30 signatures from registered Berkeley voters.  

Several prominent incumbents and challengers who have announced their intention to run have not yet picked up papers. If an incumbent for a given office does not file by Aug. 9, the deadline for that office will be extended until Aug. 14. 

All told, 12 candidates took out papers. 

This year, the mayor, the city auditor, City Council districts 1, 4, 7 and 8, three Board of Education seats, and five rent stabilization board commissioner positions are open. The election is scheduled Nov. 5. All of the offices are four-year terms. 

According to the City Clerk’s office, the following is a list of people who took out papers by 5 p.m. Monday.