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3 now in race for Pleasanton City Council

Mayor Jerry Thorne still unopposed in seeking

Three candidates are now in the race to fill two available seats on the Pleasanton City Council in next November's municipal election.

Mayor Jerry Thorne also is seeking re-election in the November contest. So far, he is unopposed.

The three seeking council seats are Councilwoman Kathy Narum, who was elected in a special ballot-by-mail election in May, 2013, to fill Thorne's unexpired term on the council. She is seeking election to a full four-year term.

Besides Narum's council seat, another council position will open this year when Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio steps down after eight years of service, the maximum allowed under Pleasanton's term limits law.

Other candidates, in addition to Narum, are former Planning Commissioner and retired bank executive Arne Olson, who has pulled papers to seek election to the council.

Parks and Recreation Commissioner Brad Hottle also has pulled papers for the council race. He is a member of the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force.

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