By Jeb Bing
Narum nominated for re-election to Pleasanton City CouncilUploaded: Jul 21, 2018
Pleasanton school board member Steve Maher joins City Councilwoman Kathy Narum to sign nomination papers as she seeks re-election to second four-year term in municipal elections to be held Nov. 6.
The event was held Thursday night at the home of Bryan and Summer Bowers on Cameron Circle in Pleasanton.
Narum was elected to the City Council in May, 2013 to fill the seat vacated when then-Councilmember Jerry Thorne was elected as mayor. She was re-elected in 2014.
“I’m running for re-election to continue work on improving our quality of life,” Narum told the large crowd of supporters in the Bowers’ backyard.
“This includes working to enhance our downtown, including more parking, supporting our police and fire to maintain a safe community and continuing to improve our parks and trails,” she said.
She added: “We can’t do these things without being fiscally sustainable. This includes balanced budgets, adequate reserves and a plan to pay down our unfunded pension liability.
“And, of course, the environment we sustain is important including continuing to preserve open spaces, expanding purple pipes for irrigation and creating safe alternative transportation through our bicycle master plan.”
A 24-year resident of Pleasanton, Narum is past president and treasurer of the Pleasanton Seahawks swim team. Her other civic and volunteer work includes five years on the Planning Commission and five years before that on the Parks and Recreation Commission.
She also co-chaired the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force and served on the Downtown Hospitality Guidelines Task Force, Hacienda Transit Oriented Development Guidelines Task Force and the Bernal Property and the Bernal Community Park task forces.
Narum earned a Chemical Engineering degree from UC Davis, becoming a process engineer for Pillsbury before taking over as manager-owner of family-owned commercial property in the mid-west.