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Narum confirms she won't run for Pleasanton mayor

Original post made on Jun 22, 2020

Pleasanton Vice Mayor Kathy Narum has decided not to run for the open mayor's seat this November because of COVID-19 impacts on her "day job," managing her family's commercial property business in Iowa.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, June 21, 2020, 10:47 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by JC
a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 22, 2020 at 9:55 am

Good. Her record of representing the community over personal interests is highly questionable, we do not want this person in the driver seat.


Posted by Devoted
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

Couldn't disagree more with JC in Valley Trails and would like to know specifically what personal interest Narum has promoted over the course of her long and committed tenure of public service? I have only seen Councilmember Narum show up for the City of Pleasanton and never for her personal gain.


Posted by Elderly Shelterer
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 22, 2020 at 11:12 am

We'd be hard-pressed to find anyone more dedicated to the well-being of our city than Vice Mayor Narum. JC's suggestion of some imagined impropriety is simply hogwash at its worst. Many of us were looking forward to her continued strong leadership, understanding of the issues, and dedication to making this city the best it can be as it moves out of this crisis called Covid. Small business will miss her strong support, but can count on her to continue to work her remaining two years on the council. Her endorsement of Jerry Pentin for the mayoral position means the transition into what will be a challenging time of economic and emotional recovery can move ahead with the continued dedication to principle and doing what it takes to make Pleasanton a top-ranked California city. False accusations have no place here, and JC should feel quite ashamed.


Posted by pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Nice to see Vice Mayor Narum fulfill her obligation…of these 4 years. Quite a smart move.


Posted by Walter
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2020 at 8:31 am

This is unfortunate, Narum has been dedicated to the City and would have made a great Mayor.


Posted by Susie
a resident of Fairlands Elementary School
on Jun 24, 2020 at 5:47 pm

On occasion I have found Narum to be a bit rude to other council members and also noted she historically voted with developers at the expense, in my opinion, of the community. She does not seem to be open minded. Can't understand why the fact that she isn't running made news - Must be a slow news day.


Posted by iwastheretoo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2020 at 8:40 pm

My observation is that Julie Testa bullies Narum to try and get the third vote with Councilmember Brown supporting Julie's off-the-wall ideas. (See the last two council meetings especially mattters initiated at the end of the meeting.) 9hAFbIt would be hard to not be rude under those circumstances. Frankly, I'm more concerned about councilmember Brown supporting Testa while running for Mayor. I saw a video on facebook where Karla Brown says "Jule Testa and I support police reform". I'm not interested in seeing our wonderful city go in the direction Julie Testa and Karla Brown seem to want to take us.


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