Others have taken out papers to also seek council seats, but have not yet filed. They are Howard Neely and incumbent councilmembers Matt Sullivan and Cindy McGovern.
Pentin launched his campaign last week at the Pleasanton North Rotary Cub, where's he's been a member since moving to Pleasanton 17 years ago. He also served as president of that organization three years ago.
"I'm very decisive," Pentin said. "I will make a decision and stick by it."
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, when it was rededicated last year, and for the Firehouse Arts Center, where Pentin's video can be seen on that organization's website.
Pentin's wife Josine is an engineer for Jupiter Networks, where she handles domain firewalls and security. Their daughter Joi, 16, will be a senior at Foothill High School this fall. She is a junior champion golfer who played last weekend in the Girls Junior America's Cup in Calgary, one of four girls from Northern California to be selected for the competition.
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.