Councilmember Cheryl Davila’s leadership hasn’t gone unnoticed by her constituents and peers. She is proud to have so many wonderful endorsements. Join us in this movement to make Berkeley a leading voice on some of the Bay Area’s most difficult and important issues.

Cheryl is happy to meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Her door is open, virtually, of course. Please contact her at cheryl@cheryldavila.vote to schedule an appointment.

A Message from Cheryl:

“Thank you to all who have shown their confidence in my leadership by endorsing me. I feel it is so important in these tumultuous times to continue to have leadership for District 2 and Berkeley that is based on hearing the voices of those in the community. As I walk through the district and run into constituents, they often thank me, enthusiastically and with gratitude. I am so blessed, honored, and humbled to be the Councilmember for District 2. THANK YOU for your support!



Alphabetical Order

Bernie Sanders

John George Democratic Club

East Bay & National

Early Endorsement

WEBAIC West Berkeley Artisans and Industrial Companies
“Cheryl has strongly and consistently supported West Berkeley’s vibrant and robust sustainable industrial, maker, & arts economy and culture. Against forces seeking to gentrify the area and displace the thousands of living wage jobs these West Berkeley companies and studios support, Cheryl has been in the forefront of defending them and their contributions to our City’s equity and diversity.”

WiRED Berkeley
“WiRED founders and members are very appreciative of Cheryl’s dependable responsiveness to community needs. By far, she has been the most helpful City Council member. She is generally the best prepared (as she studies each packet scrupulously,) the most courageous, and the most innovative. She is not a politician, and there doesn’t seem to have an unethical bone or tendon in her beautiful body. Go, Wired! And GO, Cheryl!

Elected Officials

Alphabetical Order By First Name

Aisha Wahab
Councilmember, City of Hayward

Alejandro Soto-Vigil
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner

Ben Bartlett 
Berkeley City Councilmember District 3, City of Berkeley

Bernie Sanders
Vermont Senator

Carol Kennerly 
Former Vice Mayor, City of Berkeley

Eduardo Martinez
Councilmember, City of Richmond

Gayle McLaughlin 

Former Richmond Mayor, 2020 candidate for Richmond City Council, and 2020 California Progressive Alliance Steering Committee member*

Geoff Ellsworth
Mayor, City of St. Helena

Gus Newport
Former Mayor, City of Berkeley

Jane Kim 
Former Supervisor, City of San Francisco City and County

Jovanka Beckles
Former Councilmember, City of Richmond / State Assembly Candidate

Judy Ann Alberti
Frm. Rent Board Commissioner, Teacher, Legal Sec’y
“We are so thankful to have you be the ‘voice of the Conscience’ of the City Council.”

Kate Harrison 
Councilmember District 4, City of Berkeley

Keith Carson
Alameda County Supervisor

Mariko Yamada
Former State Assembly Member 

Mary Behm-Steinberg  
Commissioner, Homeless and Human Welfare and Community Action Commissions

Maxwell G. Anderson Jr. 
Former Berkeley City Councilmember District 3

Melanie Bagby 
Councilmember, City of Cloverdale
“Cheryl brings principled action and vision to her fight for climate and social justice. She is not only a conscientious representative for her constituents, she is a leader in working across the region to find solutions we can only design and implement by working together.”

Melvin Willis 
Councilmember, City of Richmond

Paul Koretz Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Rebecca Kaplan +
City of Oakland, Councilmember at-Large

Rochelle Pardue Okimoto 
Councilmember, City of El Cerrito

Ruscal Cayangyang 
Former School Board Member, Vallejo Unified School District

Shelia Jordan 
Superintendent of Alameda County Schools Emerita
“Cheryl Davilla is a leader and a voice for justice and equity. She is an active council-member who is out in the district. She listens and represents the needs of the children and families with thoughtfulness and dedication. I am proud to be a supporter of her re-election.”

Vivek Hutheesing
Berkeley Transportation Commissioner

Ying Lee 
Former Councilmember, City of Berkeley

Community and Business Leaders

Alphabetical Order By First Name
* Indicates name of organization only for identification purposes only 

Alex Mabanta
Former Chair, Peace and Justice Commission, City of Berkeley
“Councilmember Davila is an incredible and fearless champion of the people of Berkeley.”

Alexandra Yurkovsky
Berkeley Resident

Amber Childress
Alameda County Board of Education Trustee

Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll
Church by the Side of the Road*, Green the Church*

Amos White
Vice-Chair, Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (CEMTF)

Andrea Henson
Where do we go?*

Andrea Prichett
District 2 Resident, Copwatch*, Former Police Review Commissioner

Andres Soto
Richmond Community Organizer

Andy Shrader
Director of Environmental Affairs, Water Policy & Sustainability, Councilmember Paul Koretz’s Office, City of Los Angeles

Antionette “Toni” Stein
Berkeley Resident

Ashley Aaron
Berkeley, Early Education Administrator
“Cheryl Davila is the progressive voice of the people in Berkeley. In a time of chaos and rampant political corruption, Cheryl Davila gives me hope that some politicians still care about the needs of ALL of their constituents — and not just those with wealth and power.”

Barbara Brust
Consider the Homeless*

Barbara White
African American/Black Professionals & Community Network (AABPCN), Co-Founder & Chair, Berkeley Resident
“Cheryl speaks truth to power!”

Becky O’Malley
Berkeley Resident

Bobbi Lopez
Founding member of the Latino Democratic Club (SF); Local 21 PAC member: Former SEIU 1021 PAC co-chair; Former Vice-President Harvey Milk Club; OUSD parent

boona cheema
Berkeley Resident

Brian Hofer

Carl Anthony
Architect, Urban & Climate Strategist

Carol Denny
Musician, Cartoonist, Writer

Carol McGruder
San Francisco, Co-chair, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
“Councilmember Davila joined with us in standing up to Big Tobacco to get flavored tobacco products including MENTHOL out of our communities and away from our children!”

Cat Brooks
Executive Director, Justice Teams Network*

Christopher Naso
San Francisco, Legislative Assistant
Office of Councilmember Kate Harrison, City of Berkeley

Cheryl Sudduth
Vice President, Board Member, Senior Negotiator and Government Compliance Officer West County Wastewater District

Ms. Chadidja McFall
Berkeley Resident

Carol Sanders
Retired Attorney, Berkeley Resident

Cindy Shamban
Berkeley Resident

Corrina Gould
Spokesperson for Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone

Cynthia Papermaster
Chapter Coordinator, CodePink, Former Berkeley PTA Council President, Berkeley Resident
“Cheryl’s work on the Council has been so principled and heart-centered. She truly cares about her district and the whole Berkeley community, and is accessible and down to earth— less a politician and more an activist. She’s an invaluable member of the Council.”

Damon Guthrie
Berkeley Resident, Illustrator, Layout Desing, Founder of SameTeam.Us Art4Progress
“Cheryl gets into ‘good trouble'”

Danny Glover
Actor, Film Director & Political Activist

Dan McMullan
Former Commissioner, Human Welfare and Community Action Commission

Delores Nochi Cooper
Berkeley Resident, Juneteenth Festival*

Derethia DuVal, Ph.D, MFT
Berkeley Resident
“The best is yet to come.”

Donald Lacy
Prominent actor, broadcaster, activist, stand up comic, play writer and Founder of Love Life Foundation*

Elzy Arnold
Los Angeles

Miss Elizabeth Lockwood
Berkeley Resident

Elliott Halpern
Berkeley Resident

Eva Orbuch
City of Berkeley

Fania Davis
JD, PhD, Former Founding Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)*

Gabriel Haaland
“As a former president of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club, I am honored to support Cheryl Davila for re-election. We can always count on Cheryl to be a steadfast advocate for our LGBTQIA communities.”

George Lippman
Vice Chair, City of Berkeley Police Review Commisson*

Glen Hauer
Attorney, Berkeley Resident
“We are well-represented in Cheryl’s district. Our Councilmember is energetic, principled, and completely delightful.”

Gretchen Ellis
City of Berkeley, Volunteer Program Manager, STAND! for Families Free of Violence *
“Cheryl Davila consistently  speaks boldly for those on the margins and stands up for issues that help our community thrive.”

Hassan Fouda
Berkeley Resident

Hatem Bazian
Co-Founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College* & Lecturer at the Departments of Near Eastern and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California at Berkeley

Helen Walsh
Disability Rights Activist

Jacquelyn McCormick
Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office, City of Berkeley*
Withdrawn since CM endorsed another mayoral candidate

Jack Lucero Fleck
350 Bay Area*

Jack Kurzweil
Berkeley Resident, Activist

James McFadden
Berkeley Resident, Activist

James Reagan
Consider the Homeless, Board member*
“Cheryl Davila was the”only” Councilmember to volunteer her time at the shelter, donating an evening meal presented by her and her staff…
For Consider the Homeless, we could depend on her concerns including involvement with our many memorials for the homeless who passed away on our city streets.
She is exactly in the right place at the right time and deserves to be reelected.”

John & Barbara Erickson
Berkeley Residents

Jordan de Man
Business Owner, Berkeley Resident
“I endorse Councilmember Davila because I can see that she speaks for our community from the ground up! She has positive, radical ideas to make the world a better place by pulling up capitalist, white supremacist systems at the root. Berkeley can be better and Cheryl Davila is the council member who can make it so!”

JP Massar
Berkeley Resident
“We need strong moral voices on the council.”

Kathy Dervin
City of Berkeley
“I have worked with Cheryl on climate action & climate equity since 2018 when she led the city council effort to have Berkeley declare a climate emergency. She is committed to finding innovative and equitable solutions to our climate crisis while staying in touch with her communties and other elected officals. Cheryl is a committed advocate who rolls up her sleeves to “work locally and think globally” alongside constituents and stakeholders to solve complex real world problems and issues in our neighborhoods like homelessness and police reform.”

Keith Nickolaus
City of Berkeley
“We need more leaders like Councilmember Davila who have the courage to really make progressive change happen.”

Kelly Hammargren
Berkeley Resident, Retired RN
RN Retired
“Councilmember Cheryl Davila is the same person after being elected as she was when campaigning. Cheryl possess a solid core of personal integrity. It is this core of being the best, most honest and morally sound person that makes Cheryl consistent in voting for equity, marginalized persons, the climate and the environment. Cheryl brings to the table the difficult issues we must tackle. Cheryl cares about our community and how we can make this a better home for all of us.

Khemya MitRahina
Palm Coast, Educator, Teaching Artist, Performer, Natural Health Consultant, Poet, Griot & Community Innovation Leader for Holistic Change
“Cheryl Davila’s leadership is based from a Holistic Perspective in which [she] generates positive change with Innovation and Compassion. Cheryl loves her city and is constantly striving to make it better for all people. She is devoted and lives a wholesome life, just the same as she wants for the City of Berkeley. If anyone truly cares about people’s rights and justice, it is Cheryl Davila.”

Kinchasa Taylor
District 2 Resident, Commissioner, Children, Youth, and Recreation Commission*

Lara Kiswani
Arab Resource Organizing Center (AROC)*

Laura Babbitt
Advocate for Equity in Berkeley Schools-Controller

Laurie Winestock
“Cheryl is a RARE BREED! A courageous, honest, and committed voice, that works tirelessly for the people of Berkeley. She has stood firmly for justice in the face of opposing corporate interests, trying time and again to take over our town.”

Linda Franklin
Retired Public Health Manager

Linda Halpern
Berkeley Educator
“Cheryl listens , studies , analyses and represents the underserved and homeless persons. She respects the Ohlone peoples whose land we are on and gives homage to it.”

Linda B. Olivenbaum
Berkeley Resident

Liz Jackson
Berkeley Resident
“As I marched down MLK with my kids, and the entire city swelling in the streets in defense of black lives, I could feel Cheryl’s leadership all around me. She has carried the work of ending white supremacy is our city when many others were not paying attention, when the political tide was out. Now the tide is IN and we have Cheryl to thank for doing the work to prepare us and lead the dismantling of racism.”

Logan Evasco
Founder of Climate Creative, Steering Committee Member of the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force

Mae M
Berkeley Resident
“I have watched Councilmember Davila actively listen to the people of Berkeley. She hears our words and takes direct action to make sure we are cared for and supported. I am in full support of her work and reelection. We have been so lucky to have her on the city council for this long and hope for everyone’s sake she remains.

Mansour Id-Deen
President of Berkeley NAACP*

Marcia Poole
Berkeley Resident, Advocate for First They Came For The Homeless*
“Cheryl is the only council person who consistently stands up for the homeless. She supports people who have been marginalized. She talks the talk and walks the walk. I am thankful that she has been on the Berkeley City Council as the voice of truth.”

Margy Wilkinson (deceased)
Friends of Adeline

Max Ventura
Founder of East Bay Pesticide Alert and member of People’s Park Committee
“Cheryl Davila is a woman of integrity who works with people listening, and learning from those who’ve invested time in research and advocacy. She is also the one city person who consistently communicates with those of us needing help from the city. She does excellent work pouring over documents in pursuit of needed answers. Cheryl works tirelessly to create equity in a city which for over 30 years has not stemmed the displacement of the poor, Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, and which has, by policy, contributed to the deep divides we see now. Cheryl is a model of civility, though many of her colleagues have tried to ignore her, and demonstrates cooperation with their proposals, unless they are ethically or morally repugnant. She enjoys wide support because she confers with the community. She does not rubberstamp to make a few people happy.

Finally, she is the reason there were over 700 emails to the council calling for defunding BPD to the tune of 50% as a start, and she is the reason over 300 people remained on the online council meeting far into the night to have our word in support of that proposal she’d developed after many meetings with community members. We appreciate Cheryl’s devotion to the wellbeing of Berkeley. She is working hard for equity for all, and we appreciate her work.”

Maya Harmon
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy*
“Councilmember Davila is committed to significantly improving public safety by moving away from traditional policing and towards programs that actually keep our neighborhoods safe. She truly listens to and is responsive to the needs of her community.”

Meghan Schwartz
Berkeley Resident
“Councilmember Davila is unafraid to speak the truth. She is often the lone voice willing to speak for those who are marginalized and forgotten. We need her leadership on the council.”

Pamela Price
Attorney at Law

Paola LaVerde
Berkeley Resident, Rent Stabilization Board Chair*

Mari Medonca
Berkeley Resident

Mario Zelaya
Retired Berkeley Resident

Mike Cooper
President, The Associated Students of Merritt College
“As a student leader, I am endorsing Councilmember Cheryl Davila for truly countless reasons. She is a true freedom fighter, a champion of truth and justice. She is experienced, well equipped, and strategic in her work. While being down to earth, honest, and one of the most rhetoric-free elected officials I have ever heard. Among those many qualities most precious to me in a leader, is Councilmember Davila’s availability and willingness to connect.”

Neha Chheda
Berkeley, Teacher
“Cheryl Davila is the only city council member who actually cares about their constituents. She listens and acts accordingly. Davila is a treasure to Berkeley and must be re-elected.”

Rev. Michael Smith
McGee Avenue Baptist Church*

Moni Law
City of Berkeley
Housing Counselor

Noah Sochet
Former Chair Peace and Justice Commission, City of Berkeley

Nilang Gor
Berkeley Resident and Founder of Cultivate Empathy for All

Osha Newman

Patricia Reedy
Director, Luna Dance Institute*

Paul Kealoha-Blake
Berkeley Resident, Former Chair, Mental Health Commission
“Cheryl Davila is the leader who goes above and beyond to establish the culture of empathy for fellow human, non-human animals and our environment because our well-being is interdependent.”

Pennie Opal Plant
Co-Founder Idle No More* & Gathering Tribes*

Phil Allen
Landmark Preservation Commissioner*

Phoebe Sorgen
Co-Chair Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee, Former Berkeley Commissioner (Peace & Justice/ Disaster & Fire Safety

Rachel Katz
Berkeley Resident

Ms. Richie Smith
South Berkeley Activist

Russell Kilday-Hicks
City of Berkeley
Former Chair Disaster Council and Labor Council
“Let’s keep a real progressive voice representing us in District 2, making good trouble.”

Saida Khan
District 2 Resident

Sally Hindman
Berkeley, Youth Spirit Artworks, Executive Director
“Cheryl’s values and spirit shine forth in everything she does. As someone from the interfaith religious community, I think of her as truly embodying and living out the values we are called to. Cheryl doesn’t just talk the talk, she is walking the walk.”

Sally Nelson
Berkeley Resident

Sharon Duggan

Soula Culver
WIRED member

Steve Martinot

Susan Silber
Director, NorCal Resilience Network
“Cheryl is a hero. She is passionate about environmental and social justice, and a true leader.”

Suzy Rigsby

Tajmal Payne
Berkeley Home Owner

Tarek Fouda
Berkeley Resident

Therese Mughannam-Walrath

Thomas J. Samway
Oakland Neighbor

Thomas Lord
Berkeley Resident

Tamiko Sidore
City of Berkeley

Tom Luce
Berkeley Resident

Tony Wilkinson
Friends of Adeline

Vivek Hutheesing
Transportation Commissioner, City of Berkeley*
“As the Founder/CEO of civic engagement company that partnered with the City of Palo Alto, and now a Transportation Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, I’ve been a keen observer of many people – community members, city staffers and elected officials. So it is my great pleasure to endorse Councilmember Cheryl Davila for another term. By frequently bringing us together, Cheryl draws out the best in each of us. This has made her highly effective, which I look forward to seeing continue.”

Vivian Zelaya
Berkeley Resident 

Willie Phillips
Former President, West Berkeley Neighborhood Development Corp.

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