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Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 7, 2012

Chamber hosting candidates forum Thursday

Early morning event at Veterans Memorial Building downtown

by Jeb Bing

With election season right around the corner, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum next Thursday, Sept. 13, for those seeking election as mayor of Pleasanton and to the City Council.

The free event will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Pleasanton.

Brad Hirst, a 44-year resident of Pleasanton and owner of Equity Enterprises, will serve as moderator.

Scott Raty, president and CEO of the Pleasanton Chamber, said the candidates will face questions about community priorities, including transportation, workforce housing and unfunded pension liabilities. They will also be asked about efforts they would support to help businesses in Pleasanton.

Current council members Jerry Thorne and Cheryl Cook-Kallio are competing to succeed Jennifer Hosterman, who will term-out as mayor after an eight-year run. Karla Brown, Erlene DeMarcus, Mike Harris and Jerry Pentin are running for the two open seats on the council.

For more information about the forum, sign on to the Chamber's website at www.pleasanton.org or call Susie Weiss, the chamber's manager of communications and special events at 846.5858, ext. 201.

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