I am delighted to announce that I won my race for Berkeley City Council, and am now a Berkeley City Councilwoman-elect! The win was decisive, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my community in this capacity.
My heart is full of gratitude to you for believing in me, helping me, teaching and inspiring me; for your warm friendship, hard work, generous donations - and for your votes! Every effort large and small has made a difference, and I thank each and every one of you.
While I am elated with local Berkeley results, I am deeply distressed with the presidential outcome. I don't think we're going to have much success forwarding a compassionate, progressive, equity-centered agenda at the national level, so I feel doubly inspired to make good things happen closer to home.
I received an email recently that speaks eloquently to the solace and success we can find by reinvesting in our families, neighborhoods and local communities:
"Perhaps we can take away from this debacle a refocus on our local communities . . . A new and deeper appreciation for what we have and are building together, which stands in direct opposition to the divisiveness and small-mindedness of this election. . . .We will match anger with love, division with unity, and hate with understanding and respect. And we will always forcefully advocate for what we believe in, and build our local community in the vision of what we hold true."
My sentiments exactly! Together, we can move Berkeley forward!
We Support Sophie!
Sophie Hahn will bring her inclusive, effective leadership to the Berkeley City Council. She has my wholehearted support.
- State Controller Betty Yee
Sophie’s many years of service to the community, to Berkeley’s schools, libraries and neighborhoods, and her work addressing environmental issues, make her uniquely qualified to serve District 5.
- State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
My wholehearted endorsement goes to Sophie Hahn, who shares my desire for a world where everyone is nourished by their connections to the community and the environment.
- Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant & Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley would be lucky to have such a uniquely qualified leader - with deep empathy and patience, open to all perspectives, who never loses sight of the big picture.
- Honorable Carole Kennerly, Former Vice Mayor