More than 150 supporters of Herb Ritter's bid to be elected to the Pleasanton City Council filled Cindy and Bob Gee's home on Lylewood Drive on Tuesday at the candidate's nomination signing party.
Ritter, chairman of the Pleasanton Planning Commission, is among three vying for election to one of two available seats on the council in the municipal election on Nov. 8. The other candidates are incumbent council members Karla Brown and Jerry Pentin.
Mayor Jerry Thorne also is seeking re-election to a third term. He is unopposed.
"Tonight is an opportunity for me to share details of my 26 years of experience volunteering and working in this amazing community, as well as to outline my platform and vision for the city," Ritter told his supporters. "I've built my life around engaging and giving back, and now I'm taking my years of public service to the next level by formalizing my candidacy for City Council."
During the event, Ritter addressed questions from the crowd and discussed the key pillars of his platform: education, economic vitality and environment.
"Herb has always been a very supportive and influential part of the community with his work on city committees, task forces and sports program initiatives," Bob Gee said. "We are glad to be able to open our home to support such a dedicated and proven leader in Pleasanton."
For more information on Ritter, visit his website at www.HerbRitter.com.