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Election Guide 2020

What you need to know about local candidates

Pleasanton Weekly has compiled an election guide for voters with information about local candidates on the November ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding stories, videos and more to each guide to help you make informed decisions.

PLEASANTON

Pleasanton Mayoral, City Council

Four candidates, including two termed-out council members, are actively campaigning for the City of Pleasanton mayor’s seat. Seven candidates, most of whom are running for election for the first time, are competing for the pair of four-year council terms. Find our coverage here.

Pleasanton Unified School District

Two incumbents and three challengers are vying for three at-large seats on the five-member Pleasanton Unified School District. Find our coverage here.

LIVERMORE

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Livermore Mayor, City Council District 3

Council incumbent Bob Woerner is being challenged by real estate professional and former police officer Mony Nop for the mayor’s seat, and candidates on the ballot running for District 3, the only contested race, are both newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Livermore Valley Unified School District

Five candidates are running for two at-large seats on the five-member Board of Education, one of which is currently held by incumbent Charles "Chuck" Rogge. At least one board seat is certain to change hands in the general election as incumbent Chris Wenzel chose not to seek re-election. Find our coverage of the contenders' priorities here.

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) Board of Directors has two seats up for grabs come Nov. 3 for the five-member elected board that serves as the legislative body that governs the parks district, instituting policy and providing overall guidance to the district staff. Both seats are at-large and at least one is guaranteed to change hands in the general election as current Director Beth Wilson opted not to seek re-election. See our coverage here.

DUBLIN

Dublin Mayoral, City Council

Two current council members and a newcomer are running for the City of Dublin mayor’s seat. In a crowded city council race, nine candidates are vying for two at-large seats. Find our coverage here.

Dublin Unified School District Areas 1 & 4

Dublin Unified School District as two contested trustee areas on the November ballot, Areas 1 and 4. Newcomers Dawn Nwamuo and Kristin Pelham are vying for the Area 1 seat and incumbent Trustee Gabi Blackman is being challenged by Michael Utsumi for the Area 4 seat. See our coverage here.

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS D1

Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert are on the November ballot vying for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat in a runoff election. The two finished in the top two places in March, but well short of the 50%-plus-one required to win the board seat outright in the primary. Find our coverage here.

REGIONAL OFFICES

While the presidential election, state ballot measures, and city and school board contests will be at the front of many local voters' minds, there will be a handful of regional representative positions on Pleasanton ballots as well. Four feature familiar candidates, in runoffs after the March primary (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly and Alameda County Superior Court). Find our coverage here.

BART BOARD DISTRICT 5

This also marks the first election for the Tri-Valley's District 5 since the proposed extension of full BART to Livermore was voted down by the board majority. Three-term incumbent John McPartland faces two newcomers on the District 5 ballot, Livermore resident Steven Dunbar and Castro Valley resident Mike Wallace. See our editorial board's recommendation here.

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Election Guide 2020

What you need to know about local candidates

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Uploaded: Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 2:58 pm

Pleasanton Weekly has compiled an election guide for voters with information about local candidates on the November ballot. In the coming days, we'll be adding stories, videos and more to each guide to help you make informed decisions.

Pleasanton Mayoral, City Council

Four candidates, including two termed-out council members, are actively campaigning for the City of Pleasanton mayor’s seat. Seven candidates, most of whom are running for election for the first time, are competing for the pair of four-year council terms. Find our coverage here.

Pleasanton Unified School District

Two incumbents and three challengers are vying for three at-large seats on the five-member Pleasanton Unified School District. Find our coverage here.

Livermore Mayor, City Council District 3

Council incumbent Bob Woerner is being challenged by real estate professional and former police officer Mony Nop for the mayor’s seat, and candidates on the ballot running for District 3, the only contested race, are both newcomers. Find our coverage of the contenders here.

Livermore Valley Unified School District

Five candidates are running for two at-large seats on the five-member Board of Education, one of which is currently held by incumbent Charles "Chuck" Rogge. At least one board seat is certain to change hands in the general election as incumbent Chris Wenzel chose not to seek re-election. Find our coverage of the contenders' priorities here.

Livermore Area Recreation and Park District

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) Board of Directors has two seats up for grabs come Nov. 3 for the five-member elected board that serves as the legislative body that governs the parks district, instituting policy and providing overall guidance to the district staff. Both seats are at-large and at least one is guaranteed to change hands in the general election as current Director Beth Wilson opted not to seek re-election. See our coverage here.

Dublin Mayoral, City Council

Two current council members and a newcomer are running for the City of Dublin mayor’s seat. In a crowded city council race, nine candidates are vying for two at-large seats. Find our coverage here.

Dublin Unified School District Areas 1 & 4

Dublin Unified School District as two contested trustee areas on the November ballot, Areas 1 and 4. Newcomers Dawn Nwamuo and Kristin Pelham are vying for the Area 1 seat and incumbent Trustee Gabi Blackman is being challenged by Michael Utsumi for the Area 4 seat. See our coverage here.

Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon and Dublin Mayor David Haubert are on the November ballot vying for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 seat in a runoff election. The two finished in the top two places in March, but well short of the 50%-plus-one required to win the board seat outright in the primary. Find our coverage here.

While the presidential election, state ballot measures, and city and school board contests will be at the front of many local voters' minds, there will be a handful of regional representative positions on Pleasanton ballots as well. Four feature familiar candidates, in runoffs after the March primary (U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly and Alameda County Superior Court). Find our coverage here.

BART BOARD DISTRICT 5

This also marks the first election for the Tri-Valley's District 5 since the proposed extension of full BART to Livermore was voted down by the board majority. Three-term incumbent John McPartland faces two newcomers on the District 5 ballot, Livermore resident Steven Dunbar and Castro Valley resident Mike Wallace. See our editorial board's recommendation here.

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