Igor Tregub, who’s running for the Berkeley City Council District One seat, has been fighting the good fight in the East Bay and Berkeley for just about 10 years. Most of that time, he’s advocated for other people, most notably Barack Obama, during his historic Presidential campaign. But within that seemingly boundless enthusiam has been a deep concern for others, and a desire to make the World around him better. Take this nine year old YouTube video interview:
To that end, Igor ran for, and successfully won, a seat on the Berkeley Rent Board, where he has served effectively for over nine years, to date. And now, he’s chair of Berkeley’s Housing Advisory Commission. I always think of Igor as the email master, because he’s mastered the art of turning his email into a kind of news network – you could get an idea of what was going on that you needed to pay attention to in Berkeley, just by keeping tabs on Igor via his emails, and then later his social media posts. He cares.
These buildings I joined 150 other volunteers and staff to paint looks even better today look even better today, because tomorrow they will open to house 50 community members and aid then with any services that they seek. Another step for a Berkeley that we can ALL call home! pic.twitter.com/oPCAOV1FIP
On Wednesday night, June 27th, Mr. Tregub launched his run for Berkeley City Council District One Seat, and in doing so, drew a number of people who, themselves, are really working to make life better in the East Bay: California Assembly District 15 candidate and Richmond City Councilmember Jovanka Beckles , Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb, the legendary Fiona Ma who’s running for State Treasurer, Rent Board Chair, John Selawsky, Vice Chair, Paola Laverde and Commissioners, Leah Simon-Weisberg and James Chang, EBMUD board of directors, Andy Katz, and Becky O’Malley, from Berkeley Daily Planet, Sheila Zager Jordan, according to entries posted on Facebook.
Igor’s a rising star in East Bay politics, and for one reason: he cares.
Zennie Abraham is the CEO of Zennie62Media