With the deadline now past for filing for municipal and school board elections in Pleasanton, two City Council members are vying for election as the city's mayor and four are seeking election to fill two seats that will be available on the council in the Nov. 6 election.
Only the three incumbents are seeking re-election to the school board, which means there will be no election in that race. Trustees Chris Grant, Jamie Hintzke and Valerie Arkin are unopposed and will automatically be re-seated in December when their current terms expire.
Sean Kullman, a tenured English instructor, took out papers as a school board candidate but failed to file them before the Aug. 10 deadline. If he or anyone else would have sought election to the board, there would have been an election.
Council members Jerry Thorne and Cheryl Cook-Kallio are campaigning for mayor. Whichever one is elected mayor still allows the other to remain on the council to complete their two years left on their current term. A special election, as mandated by the City Council, will be held probably in March to fill the seat vacated by the winning mayor candidate.
Those seeking a seat on the City Council in the upcoming election are businesswoman Karla Brown, transportation consultant Erlene DeMarcus, Planning Commission Chairman Jerry Pentin and Michael Harris.