Mayor Jerry Thorne took out nomination papers Monday in his bid to seek re-election in the municipal election on Nov. 4.
Thorne was the first candidate to obtain the required forms from City Clerk Karen Diaz, although several others are expected to follow.
Two others also have announced their candidacy for seats on the City Council. Councilwoman Kathy Narum has launched her campaign for re-election, seeking a full four-year term. She was elected to the council last May to fill Thorne's unexpired term after he was elected mayor in November 2012.
Former Planning Commissioner and retired bank executive Arne Olson also has announced that he will seek election to the council.
Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio will step down from the council this year when her eight-year term of office expires.
Thorne will hold a nomination "signing" event July 29 at the home of Bob and Joyce Shapiro. As with all candidates, he needs the signatures of at least 25 registered voters who live in Pleasanton before he can officially file for the Nov. 4 election.
Pleasanton residents will vote for a mayor and two members of the City Council in the election, which coincides with the Congressional and state elections on Nov. 4. The full term for the mayor is two years, with a four two-year term limit, while council members serve four-year terms with an eight year term limit.
Those interested in seeking election as mayor of City Council member should contact City Clerk Diaz at (925) 931-5027. Information also is available on the city Website at www.cityofpleasanton.gov/