Election 2018 Berkeley: District 7 candidates answer Berkeleyside questions

Three candidates are running for the open District 7 seat on the City Council. They are, from left: Rigel Robinson, Aidan Hill and Ces Rosales. Photo: Emilie Raguso

Berkeleyside wants to help you get to know your 2018 candidates for Berkeley City Council and School Board. This week, we’ll publish questionnaires with the candidates daily.

See all 2018 election coverage on Berkeleyside.

Q&As with District 7 (Southside Berkeley) City Council candidates follow. We asked candidates why they were running, what sets them apart, what they see as the city’s biggest challenges and how they might work to solve them. Learn what each candidate thinks is their most inspired idea, and how each candidate plans to be accountable and accessible to constituents. Each questionnaire includes complete campaign info, including social media pages, to help readers connect.

Three people are running for the open seat in District 7. Longtime district rep Kriss Worthington announced his retirement earlier this year. In ballot order, the candidates are Ces Rosales, tech support administrator and graphic/web designer; Rigel Robinson, student government officer; and Aidan Hill, Berkeley dog walker. Click the following links to read questionnaires with each candidate.


Hungry for more? Watch the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville candidate forum for Districts 7 from September.

In the coming weeks, we’ll have more stories on the key Berkeley races and ballot initiatives to help readers make informed decisions about the potential leaders and policies that could help shape Berkeley’s future. In the meantime, don’t forget to sign up for exclusive election updates by text from the Berkeleyside team.

The deadline to register to vote online or by mail in Alameda County for the Nov. 6, 2018, election is Monday, Oct. 22. This year, for the first time, folks can also go into the Registrar of Voters office (1225 Fallon St. in Oakland) to register and cast a ballot up through Election Day. You can’t leave with the ballot, however: You must fill it out in the office.

Other resources

See complete 2018 election coverage on Berkeleyside. Read all the 2018 candidate statements.