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News - August 1, 2008

Pentin first to file for City Council

Video production company owner launches campaign at Pleasanton North Rotary

by Jeb Bing

Pleasanton businessman Jerry Pentin, long active in community activities and a five-year member of the city's Parks and Recreation Commission, filed papers Friday to seek election to the City Council.

Others have taken out papers to also seek council seats, but have not yet filed. They are Howard Neely and incumbent councilmembers Matt Sullivan and Cindy McGovern.

Pentin launched his campaign last week at the Pleasanton North Rotary Cub, where's he's been a member since moving to Pleasanton 17 years ago. He also served as president of that organization three years ago.

"I'm very decisive," Pentin said. "I will make a decision and stick by it."

Pentin owns Spring Street Studios, a video production company that produces corporate videos as well as special videos for nonprofits. These have included videos for the Veterans Memorial Building, when it was rededicated last year, and for the Firehouse Arts Center, where Pentin's video can be seen on that organization's website.

Pentin's wife Josine is an engineer for Jupiter Networks, where she handles domain firewalls and security. Their daughter Joi, 16, will be a senior at Foothill High School this fall. She is a junior champion golfer who played last weekend in the Girls Junior America's Cup in Calgary, one of four girls from Northern California to be selected for the competition.

Pentin has been involved in a number of community activities, including Kaleidoscope, Shepherd's Gate and various Rotary Club charities. He spent three years traveling the world shooting a television show on unique diving opportunities, a program that aired on PBS and involved Pentin shooting while swimming and diving and taking both surface and underwater videos.


Posted by Michael Conner, a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2008 at 4:13 am

Jerry Pentin is also a former Marine, in which he knows the meaning "SEMPER FI"!

Posted by supporter, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Jerry is a great candidate for Pleasanton city council. I hope everyone will take a look at his credentials before the election and seriously consider voting for him.

Good luck Jerry.

Posted by Informed Voter, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 7, 2008 at 5:06 pm

Jerry Pentin is my choice for Pleasanton City Council. I encourage everyone to join me in voting for him in November.

Go Jerry.

Posted by Git ur done, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Sep 7, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Jerry is fair, well balanced and an advocate for getting things done. Seems like every issue in P-town is studied and rehashed over and over and over......while others around us move forward in a positive direction. Jerry is a man of action!

Posted by curious, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 7, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Jerry Pentin is a parks and open space supporter big time. I'm planning to vote for him.

Posted by Ann, a resident of Downtown
on Sep 8, 2008 at 10:53 am

I won't be voting against Pentin, but I will be voting for two candidates that have earned my vote, McGovern and Sullivan.

Posted by Old Marine, a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 12, 2008 at 4:46 am

"Mike Conner Sr" served this country to the fullest...if his son, Mike Jr. supports me...I am honored. Mike Sr, Mike Jr, and my brother Marcel all served in the Marines....Mike Sr gave all.

Semper Fi,

Posted by nonsense, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 12, 2008 at 8:01 am

The crow flies at midnight............