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Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 11, 2012

Pentin to seek election to City Council

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

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton businessman and city Planning Commissioner Jerry Pentin announced this week 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 his 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.

Pentin's wife Josine is an engineer who manages projects on the Knowledge Base Team at Juniper Networks. Their daughter Joi is a graduate of Amador Valley High School and currently attends UC Berkeley, where she is a member of the Women's golf team that recently won the Pac12 championship.

Pentin's volunteer work includes numerous community activities. He served as president of Pleasanton North Rotary; co-founded a Pleasanton-based charity of cyclists titled "Cycling for a Cause" that raises thousands of dollars for Pleasanton high school civic activities; assisted in the renovation of Kaleidoscope for disabled children in Dublin and has helped many charities such as Bridge of Opportunity, an organization supporting foster children and at-risk children with college scholarships.

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