Large turnout for signing re-election papers for Mayor Jerry Thorne

So far, running unopposed with filing period set to close Aug. 8

More than 100 supporters of Mayor Jerry Thorne crowded into the home of Joyce and Bob Shapiro in Vintage Hills Tuesday night to sign Thorne's nomination papers as he seeks re-election on Nov. 4.

Those attending included current and past members of the Pleasanton City Council, council candidates Kathy Narum and Arne Olson, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson, and Pleasanton attorney Catharine Baker, a Dublin resident and Republican who is seeking election in the 16th State Assembly district.

Thorne thanked those who joined in the signing event and urged them to help get out the vote in the municipal election.

So far, no one has taken out nomination papers to challenge Thorne for the mayor's post.

Councilwoman Narum, who was elected in a special ballot-by-mail election in May last year to fill Thorne's unexpired term on the council, is seeking election to a full four-year term.

Besides her council seat, another council position will open this year when Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio steps down after eight years of service, the maximum allowed under Pleasanton's term limits law.

Olson, a former Planning Commissioner and retired bank executive, also has launched his campaign for election to the council.

A possible third candidate, Brad Hottle, has pulled nomination papers for the council race but has yet to announce publicly that he will seek a council seat. He is a member of the city's Parks and Recreation Commission and the East Pleasanton Specific Plan Task Force.

The nomination period, which began July 14, closes at 5 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 8.


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