Thorne files for re-election to City Council as campaign season gets under way

First to seek re-election to municipal post; Hosterman, Cook-Kallio expected to file soon

Pleasanton City Councilman Jerry Thorne filed papers Friday with City Clerk Karen Diaz to seek re-election to a second term on the council.

He became the first of three incumbents up for re-election to obtain the signatures and pay the filing fee required to place his name on the November 2 municipal election ballot. Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio also plan to seek re-election but have yet to actually file with Diaz' office.

Hosterman would be vying for re-election to her fourth—and final, under the city's term limits law—two-year term as mayor. Cook-Kallio would be seeking re-election to her second—and final—four-year term on the council.

Thorne was first elected to the council in a special election in June, 2005. He was re-elected in November, 2006, that time to a full four-year term. Because the term limits law allows those elected to serve two full terms, he is eligible to seek a second four-year term.

As of Monday morning, Thorne is the only candidate in the mayoral and City Council race. Councilman Matt Sullivan and Councilwoman Cindy McGovern were re-elected to their second four-year terms of office in 2008 so will not be candidates in this year's election.

Thorne also announced that he has opened a new Website where the public can obtain information on his candidacy and his positions on issues facing the city. The site can be accessed at

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jul 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

No surprise -- but does anyone care? He votes with the Mayor and Cheryl 90% of the time. Just one of the 3 some that needs to go home.

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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Jerry has been a real asset to our town. His business knowledge and common sense are exactly what we need right now in these tough economic times. Jerry is a true patriot, a student of Pleasanton's history, and the right guy in the right place at the right time. Thanks for your service Jerry. We appreciate it. I'm voting for you again in November.

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Posted by Parks Person
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 23, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Jerry served on the Parks and Recreation Commission, and he seems to have always been informed; same to with his work on the City Council. Smart and asks good questions ... Jerry is not rubber stamp, he thinks for himself and the good of the community. Jerry's got my vote too.

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