Dear Neighbors & Friends,

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce my candidacy for Berkeley City Council’s 5th District, and invite you to join me in bringing fresh, dynamic and effective leadership to Berkeley.

I was extremely lucky to grow up in District 5, and my husband Eric and I chose to raise our own three children less than a mile from my childhood home.  Passionate about Berkeley and dedicated to our core values of equity, opportunity, education and the environment, I am eager to serve as Councilmember for the City I love. 

I draw great inspiration from the outstanding people of District 5 – and all of Berkeley - who are at the forefront of imagining and creating a better world.  Your input is, and always will be, central to my work on the Council. Cities across America are pioneering new solutions to address affordability, sustainability and other civic challenges.  Working together, let’s replicate good examples, and tap the initiative of our own local visionaries.

As we take on the great opportunities of growth and change, it’s important to elect leaders who really understand - and treasure - the people, places and institutions that make Berkeley such a unique and wonderful place.  With a deep record of service to this community, and experience in law, policy, leadership and small business, I will continue my work to ensure that Berkeley retains its unique spirit – and thrives. 

Please join the campaign!  I am eager to hear your ideas for Berkeley and District 5, and invite you to endorse, volunteer and donate.  I respectfully ask for your vote on November 8, and will be honored to serve you on the Council. 

Thank you for joining me for a new era of excellence – a Berkeley as vibrant and visionary as the people who live here!


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  



Working together over 20 years on local causes, I have been privileged to witness Sophie's integrity, inclusiveness and passion for making positive change.

                - Yumi Yuan, Schools and Community Leader

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