Endorse Kate

Help Kate Harrison help Berkeley! Sign up below to add to the growing community of leaders who are affirming Kate as the best choice to represent downtown Berkeley and the surrounding neighborhoods as Berkeley’s next District 4 Councilmember.

Kate’s every decision will be informed by a recognition and appreciation of the importance of Berkeley’s unique character. I know – it doesn’t fit on a slide rule. I know – it can’t be measured. But it is real, and Kate knows it. …the preservation of the essential character of Berkeley is critically important. Kate Harrison is up to the task. ~ Tom Dalzell, Mr. Quirky Berkeley

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Sierra Club

Alameda County Democratic Party

Alameda Labor Council

California Nurses Association

SEIU Local 1021

Berkeley Firefighters Association

UNITE HERE! Local 2850

Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Berkeley Progressive Alliance

Berkeley Tenants Union

Green Party of Alameda County

Evolve, A Community Organization

UC Berkeley Progressive Student Association

Cal Berkeley Democrats

Berkeley Citizens Action

Friends of Adeline

McGee-Spaulding-Hardy Historic Interest Group

San Francisco Berniecrats


Elected and Public Officials 

Tony Thurmond

Assemblymember, District 15

Lateefah Simon

Bay Area Rapid Transit Director, District 7

Jesse Arreguín

Mayor of Berkeley

Gus Newport

Former Mayor of Berkeley

Shirley Dean

Former Mayor of Berkeley

Sandré Swanson

Former Assemblymember
Former Deputy Mayor of Oakland

“Kate will be a voice for progressive and responsible change.”

Sophie Hahn

Berkeley City Council, District 5

Ben Bartlett

Berkeley City Council, District 3

Max Anderson

Berkeley City Council (Ret.) 

Aaron Peskin

San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 3 

Beatriz Levya-Cutler

Berkeley School Board

John Selawsky, Chair
Paola Laverde
Alejandro Soto-Vigil
Kathy Harr
Jesse Townley
Leah Simon-Weisberg
Igor Tregub
Christina Murphy
James Chang

Berkeley Rent Board Commissioners 

Lisa Stephens, former Chair

Berkeley Rent Board

Art Agnos

Former Mayor of San Francisco 

Dianne Martinez

Former Mayor of Emeryville 

Jean Quan

Former Mayor of Oakland 

Nicky Gonzalez Yuen

Peralta Community College Trustee 

Karen Weinstein

Peralta Community College Trustee 

Gabriel Quinto

Mayor Pro Tem, El Cerrito

Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto

El Cerrito City Council 

Abel Guillen

Oakland City Council, District 2

Danny Glover


Dan Kalb

Oakland City Council 

Jim Oddie

Alameda City Council 

Sheila Jordan

Former Alameda County Superintendent of Schools

Pat Danielson

Washington Hospital Board of Directors, Fremont

Andy Katz


Helen Burke

Former EBMUD Director

Pamela Drake and Michael Barnett

Alameda County Democratic Central Committee

Nancy Carleton

Former Chair, Zoning Adjustments Board

Shoshana O’Keefe

Zoning Adjustments Board

Marian Wolfe

Former Chair
Housing Advisory Commission, City of Berkeley

George Lippman

Police Review Commission, City of Berkeley 

Wendy Bloom

Labor Commission, City of Berkeley

Jim McGrath

Recreation and Parks Commission, City of Berkeley

Holly Scheider

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts

Wendy Alfsen

Nonprofit Administrator, Former Chair, Transportation Commission, Commission on Labor and the Downtown Area Task Force 

Michelle Myers

Chair, Energy Commission, City of Berkeley 

Maritessa Bravo Ares

Commission on the Status of Women, City of Berkeley

Linda Franklin and Victoria Wang

Community Health Commission, City of Berkeley

Sarah Bjerkholt

Youth Commission, City of Berkeley

Dyana Delfín-Polk

Vice Chair, Community Environmental Advisory Commission, City of Berkeley

Community Leaders and Community Members

Willie Phillips

Friends of Adeline 

Jack Kurzweil

Communications Chair, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Nico Calavita

Professor Emeritus, City Planning
San Diego State University

Bonnie Hughes

Executive Director, Berkeley Arts Festival

Lisa Bulwinkel

CEO, Another Bulwinkel Production

Vincent Casalaina

Northern California Vice-Chair, California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus

Rob Wrenn

Co-Founder, Berkeley Progressive Alliance

Kitty Calavita and Zippie Collins

Co-founder of East Bay Citizens for Action & Member, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club

Tom Dalzell

Quirky Berkeley Blog Author and Community Leader 

Donald Goldmacher

Save Shattuck Cinemas

Steve Levine
Jeffery Carter
Nancy Holland
Zoe Kalkanis
Sally Nelson
Julia Cato
Bernie Lenhoff
Moni Law
Juli Dickey
Gerald Robinson
James Hendry
Stefan Elgstrand
David Fielder
Nancy Schimmel
John Hendry
Ned Pearlstein
Gary Hicks
Martin Nicolaus
Victor Garlin
David Blake
Erin Diehm
Bill and Charlene Woodcock
Sharon Maldonado
Margot Smith
Harry Brill
Fred Dodsworth
Judy Bertelsen

Student Endorsements

Rhea Misra

President, Cal Berkeley Democrats 

Matthew Lewis

ASUC Housing Commission Chair, UCSA Basic Needs Security Officer, and former Co-Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Giovanni D’Ambrosio

ASUC EAVP Organizing Director and UCSA Campus Action Committee Chair

Taylor Harvey

President of the Homeless Student Union and ASUC EAVP SOS (Basic Needs) Campaign Manager

Rigel Robinson

ASUC ECO Senator (CalSERVE) and ASUC Real Estate Student Board Chair

Chris Yamas

 ASUC Transfer Students Senator (CalSERVE)

Anthony Carrasaco

 ASUC Senator (SQUELCH!)

Marandah Field-Elliot

 ASUC Senator (SQUELCH!)