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Opinion - October 7, 2011

'Vote for me' (13 months from now!)

The saying goes in Chicago, "Vote early, vote often." Councilman Jerry Thorne, who launched his bid for Pleasanton mayor in the November 2012 election with a fundraising breakfast yesterday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, may have borrowed a bit of encouragement from that message by at least starting his campaign early, long before any votes will be cast. Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio has also thrown her hat in the ring, although she vows not to start her campaign until next February. Most recently, city Planning Commissioner Jennifer Pearce has announced that she plans to seek a seat on the City Council next November. All of them have filed forms 501, stating that they intend to run for office. Form 501 is an official Statement of Intention obtained from the city clerk's office and lets voters know that a candidate can accept campaign contributions.

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