Political campaign signs are everywhere after Pleasanton began allowing the signs to be posted in front yards and at other locations starting Saturday.
City Councilwoman Cindy McGovern who is seeking election to the mayor's post and Realtor Karla Brown, who is running for a seat on the City Council, campaigned Saturday with their signs on two corners of the busy Angela and Main street intersection which was jammed all morning by Farmers Market crowds.
City Councilman Jerry Thorne worked with his campaign volunteers last week to staple new campaign signs to 500 metal frames for distribution to constituents who had asked to post them in front of their homes. Thorne is seeking re-election to a second full term on the council.
Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, who is also seeking re-election, displayed her campaign signs along First Street in Lions Wayside Park last Sunday, where she celebrated her birthday and campaign launch with supporters. The signs were then distributed for posting starting Saturday.
Because of active campaigns already under way for governor, the U.S. Senate and Congress, and other state and local races, it's expected there will be more political signs posted on city streets and fences as candidates organize their campaigns.
In Pleasanton, two candidates are vying for mayor--McGovern and incumbent Mayor Jennifer Hosterman. Four are vying for two open seats on the council: Brown, Cook-Kallio, Thorne and Fred Watson.
The campaign for election to the school board is also under way with three candidates seeking two open seats. They are Jeff Browser, Joan Laursen and Sandy Piderit. Board members Patrick Kernan and Jim Ott are not seeking re-election.
Anyone interested n posting a candidate's campaign sign in front of their home or business can usually obtain them with delivery included by going to that candidate's Website. Of course, donations to that candidate's campaign always are appreciated.
Those who have campaign signs posted are reminded by the city's sign enforcement control officer, however, that city rules also require that they be removed no later than three days after the election, which will be held on Nov. 2.