Ben Gould

Ben Gould for Council

It takes progress to be progressive


Hi - I'm Ben Gould. I'm running for City Council because I love this city and care deeply about the future of our diverse community.

Berkeley is my home. I was born at Alta Bates, attended Berkeley High, and ultimately earned my master's degrees from UC Berkeley, where I studied public policy and environmental engineering.

I've worked as a legislative aide in Berkeley City Hall, served as Chair of the City's Environmental Commission, and I currently work as a Sustainability Analyst for the City & County of San Francisco.

I'm running to be your next Councilmember from District 4 because it's time we had a new generation of leadership.

Our greater Downtown community bears the brunt of the City's housing, homelessness, and crime problems. We deserve representation and leadership that will effectively address these problems.

As your representative on City Council, I will continue to fight for our future and be a champion for families and young people. I will work with our first responders to improve public safety and address the increase in violent crime in our Downtown. I’ll support the creation of green and affordable homes for all. I will use smart and effective policymaking to deploy collaborative regional approaches to ending homelessness. And I’ll leverage my environmental expertise to lead the fight against climate change, expand transit and bicycle infrastructure, and create a truly welcoming and green Downtown for current and future generations to come.

I'll lead the fight for a better Berkeley that works for everyone.

Join me!


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