Potter unseats Perka in City Council race
Challenger Sandi Potter and incumbent Janet Abelson were victorious in the El Cerrito City Council race Nov. 5. Potter received 35.7 percent of the vote and Abelson 35.3 percent. The second incumbent and only other candidate in the race, Kathie Perka, received 29 percent.
Potter has been a member of the Planning Commission since 1996 and received a number of key endorsements in the race, including Congressman George Miller, county Supervisor John Gioia and the El Cerrito Democratic Club.
Run dates: 2002-11-06 - 2002-11-27