Public financing was used for the first time in Berkeley during the November 2018 election and the Fair Practices Campaign Commission is still dealing with violations from various races.
No one might have predicted Berkeley's District 8 City Council race would feature so much discord.
Two D8 candidates have been tripped up by the new public campaign financing laws. Students who had hoped to vote aren't getting that right just yet. And a very popular senator is coming to get out the vote.
Meet your District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Meet Mary Kay Lacey, one of four District 8 City Council candidates in Berkeley's November 2018 election.
Six weeks remain until the November election. Some races have already gotten ugly.
Twelve of the 14 candidates for City Council are using public matching funds.