Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Berkeley Election Wrap: Bates, Moore, Anderson, and Capitelli Win

by Robert Gammon
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates easily won reelection last night, trouncing his closest challenger, Councilman Kriss Worthington, by 34 percentage points. Candidate Jacquelyn McCormick finished a distant third, 44 points behind Bates. City Council incumbents Darryl Moore, Laurie Capitelli, and Max Anderson also won reelection, as did Councilwoman Susan Wengraf, who ran unopposed.

Of Berkeley's ballot measures, Measures M, P, Q, and R all won, while Measures N, O, U, and V all lost. Measure S (sit-lie) is still too close to call as is Measure T (West Berkeley development.)

Moore won in a landslide, beating his closest challenger, Denish DeLane, by 32 points. Anderson trounced challenger Dmitri Belser by more than 30 points. And Capitelli defeated challenger Sophie Hahn, 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent.

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