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Ben Bartlett is hoping to make the jump to the state Legislature after just one year on the Berkeley City Council.
He says that's because time moves at a different rate in Berkeley.
"If you look at last year, we had the four Trump riots, we had the homeless encampments," Bartlett said. "A year in Berkeley is seven years anywhere else. If you look at the work we've done in my office, we've produced more than 35 pieces of legislation, and I would put that against anyone's record."
Bartlett is making housing the top priority in his campaign, a move he says is motivated by his own struggle to find senior housing for his mother.