Planning Commissioner Jerry Pentin to seek election to City Council

First to file in election that will replace two current council members, city's mayor

Pleasanton businessman and city Planning Commissioner Jerry Pentin has announced that he will seek election to the City Council in the Nov. 6 municipal election.

So far, Pentin is the only candidate in an election when two council seats will be filled as both council members Cindy McGovern and Matt Sullivan complete eight years on the council and must step down.

Two other council members, Cheryl Cook-Kallio and Jerry Thorne, are seeking election to the mayor's post, aiming to succeed Mayor Jennifer Hosterman who must also step down this year due to term limits.

Pentin is serving is fourth year on the Pleasanton Planning Commission and also is vice chairman of the city's Bicycle Pedestrian Trails Committee and is a member of the Downtown Hospitality Guidelines task force.

Pentin owns Spring Street Studios, a video production company that produces corporate videos as well as special videos for nonprofits. These have included videos for the Veterans Memorial Building and for the Firehouse Arts Center as well as numerous other videos produced for the community.

His wife Josine is an engineer for Jupiter Networks, where she handles domain firewalls and security. Their daughter Joi is a junior in at UC Berkeley where she plays on the Women's golf team that just won the Pac12 championship. She is a graduate of Amador Valley High School where she also starred on the women's golf team.

Pentin has been involved in a number of community activities, including Kaleidoscope, Shepherd's Gate and various Rotary Club charities. He spent three years traveling the world shooting a television show on unique diving opportunities, a program that aired on PBS and involved Pentin shooting while swimming and diving and taking both surface and underwater videos.


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Posted by Dave Walden
a resident of another community
on May 4, 2012 at 8:34 am

Dave Walden is a registered user.

I sincerely believe that Jerry will do a fine job. I have known him for many years and trust him.

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Posted by Jim Ott
a resident of Heritage Valley
on May 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Jerry will bring a balanced perspective in representing Pleasanton as a council member. His many years on the Parks & Rec and Planning Commissions provide him with a depth of experience and knowledge about our community. He listens well and cares deeply about Pleasanton.

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