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Editorial: Consider running for local elected office

Original post made on Jul 24, 2020

As we've said before this time of year, contested elections are invaluable. They enhance the public discourse around vital local issues and better engage and educate the electorate.

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Posted by Ken Mano
a resident of Willow West
on Jul 24, 2020 at 11:54 am

Our local elections are critical and its important to meet the candidates, which is going to be extremely tough this year. For the Pleasanton City Council, my wife and I along with a couple of other friends, just had a back yard meeting with Jack Balch, who I had never previously met. What an impressive, personable and fine young man he is, which a great background CPA, Parks & Rec and Planning Commission service, works in a local business and volunteer baseball coach, etc. All four of us decided to support him immediately,

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 24, 2020 at 8:52 pm

I totally agree with Ken Mano and his group of friends, endorsing Jack Balch for city council.

I provided twelve questions to Jack Balch, he answered every question with detail and followed up with the "why" he answered my questions in that manner.

My family also, support Jack Balch for Pleasanton City Council.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm

My family will also indorse Nancy Allen for Pleasanton City council. Nancy answered all twelve of my question thoughtfully and with conviction.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 26, 2020 at 6:28 pm

I sent the same twelve questions to city council candidates Randy Brown and Valeri Arkin. They received my questions May/19/and May 26.

They did not provide a response to any of my questions. They totally ignored me.

Because they did not respond, my family supports jack Balch and Nancy Allen for the Pleasanton City Council. I strongly recommend the entire city turn out and support Jack and Nancy. For City Council.

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