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Press Release: Cal Berkeley Democrats Endorse 2012 Local Candidates Worthington, Anderson, and Progressive Rent Board Candidates

From Sofie Karasek
Friday September 28, 2012 - 02:31:00 PM

The Cal Berkeley Democrats endorsed ten candidates for the congressional, state, and local elections at their endorsement meeting this Thursday night, including current Berkeley City Councilmember Kriss Worthington for the mayoral race, Max Anderson for District 3 and the Progressive slate for the Berkeley Rent Board. 

“We had some great discussions and our membership is more informed about local politics,” said Daniel Tuchler, President of the Cal Berkeley Democrats. “More groups on campus need to have these discussions, and I'm thankful that all the candidates who attended care about the student voice. Students do have power in politics.” 

Over 40 chapter members and 12 candidate representatives attended the endorsement meeting, which was the first of two endorsement meetings to be held this election cycle. 

“Candidates were able to present the policy goals they would strive to achieve if elected,” said junior student and first-year Cal Berkeley Democrats member JJ Wertz. “The candidates demonstrated that they would make sure students’ interests would continue to be recognized in the city.” 

The students also endorsed Congresswoman Dianne Feinstein for U.S. Senate, Congresswoman Barbara Lee for U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Skinner for the California State Assembly, and Loni Hancock for the California State Senate. Chapter students will vote to endorse state propositions and local measures next Thursday, October 4th.