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November 8, 2016 — California General Election

City of PleasantonCandidate for City Council

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Jerry Pentin

14,499 votes (29.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I’m proud that I have consistently voted for slow growth in Pleasanton and will continue to work with the Council and City Staff to plan for future growth but only with community benefit
  • I will continue advocate for pension reform and uphold our conservative fiscal management while working towards approving our future Library/Civic Center/Community Center/Police Station Master Plan
  • Continue to address transportation issues and mitigating traffic impacts while working towards approving and implementing our update Bike/Ped Master Plan



Profession:Pleasanton Councilmember/Businessman
Business Owner, Spring Street Studios HD (1982–current)
Planning Commissioner (and Chair), Pleasanton Planning Commission — Appointed position (2009–2012)
Firehouse Arts Center Task Force Member, Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center Task Force — Appointed position (2007–2012)
Parks & Recreation Commissioner (and Chair), Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission — Appointed position (2003–2009)
Callippe Golf Course Committee Member, Pleasanton Golf Course Committee — Appointed position (1997–2005)
Veteran's Memorial Building Task Force Member, Pleasanton Veteran's Memorial Building Task Force — Appointed position (2000–2005)


Chabot College A.A. Degree - Highest Honors, Television and Radio Broadcasting (1982)


Pleasanton City Council Service:

  • Councilman: 2012-2016

  • Vice Mayor: 2013-2014

  • Legislative Advocacy Committee

  • Waste & Recycling Committee

  • DSRSD Liaison Committee

  • Dublin Liaison Committee

  • Civic Center/Library Task Force - Alternate

  • Pleasanton Downtown Specific Plan Task Force - Alternate

  • East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Liaison Committee - Alternate

Regional/County/State Service as your Pleasanton City Council Representative:

  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority (, Board Member

  •        President of the Board - 2015/2016

  • Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, Board Member

  • Alameda County Energy Council, Board Member 

  • Altamont Community Monitor Committee - Chairman, 2015-Present

  • Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA) , Board Member 

  • Altamont Landfill Open Space Committee, Board Member

  • League of California Cities, East Bay Division, League Member 

  • League of California Cities, Legislative Policy Committees, Transportation, Public Works & Communications, Policy Committee Member

  • Livermore Amador Valley Water Management Agency, Chairman, 2016-2017 & Board Member

  • Tri-Valley Transportation Commission 2012-2014, Board Member

  • East Bay Energy Committee, Alameda County, Committee Member

  • Tri-Valley Regional Rail Policy Group - Committee Member

Civic, Community, Awards & Honors:

  • Pleasanton Planning Commission 2009 - 2012

    • Chairman, 2012​

  • Pleasanton Parks & Recreation Commission 2003-2009

    • Chairman, 2004​

  • Callippe Golf Course Committee - 1997-2005

    • Mayor's Award Winner - 2005​

  • Pleasanton Bicycle Pedestrian Trails Committee, Vice-Chair

  • Task Force Member -  Kottinger Gardens Senior Housing, Veteran's War Memorial Building Renovation, Firehouse Arts Center, Downtown Art, Downtown Hospitality Guidelines, Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan - Vice Chair

  • President, Junior Golf Association of Northern California, 2010

  • Sargeant, United States Marine Corps - 1975-1980

  • Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, "Excellence in Business" Award, 2011

  • President, Pleasanton North Rotary , 2005-2006

  • Rotarian, 32 years, Pleasanton North Rotary & Hayward Rotary.

  • Pleasanton North Rotary, Rotarian of the Year, 2007 and 2011

  • President, Junior Golf Association of Northern California, 2010-2011


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (6)

  • Pleasanton Weekly
  • East Bay Times
  • Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
  • Bay East Realtors Association
  • Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Local 1974
  • Pleasanton Police Officers Association

Elected Officials (21)

  • Eric Swalwell, Congressman, House of Representatives, 15th District
  • Steve Glazer, State Senator, California, 7th District
  • Catharine Baker, Assemblywoman, California, 16th District
  • Kathy Narum, Vice Mayor, Pleasanton
  • Jerry Thorne, Mayor, Pleasanton
  • Becky Dennis, Former Councilmember, Pleasanton
  • Tom Pico, Former Mayor, Pleasanton
  • Arne Olson, Councilmember, Pleasanton
  • Jeff Bowser, Former School Board Trustee, P.U.S.D.
  • Nate Miley, Supervisor, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
  • Sharrell Michelotti, Former Councilmember, Pleasanton
  • Ayn Wieskamp, Director, East Bay Regional Park District
  • Gregory J. Ahern, Sheriff/Coroner of Alameda County
  • D. Ron Hyde, Ret. Superior Court Judge
  • John Marchand, Mayor, Livermore
  • Chris Grant, School Board Trustee, P.U.S.D.
  • Laureen Turner, Councilmember, Livermore
  • David Haubert, Mayor, Dublin
  • Don Biddle, Councilmember, Dublin
  • Tim Sbranti, Former Mayor, Dublin
  • Steven Spedowfski, Councilmember, Livermore

Individuals (4)

  • Herb Ritter, Chair, Planning Commissioner, Pleasanton
  • Bryan Bowers, Pleasanton Planning Commission
  • Jack Balch, Pleasanton Planning Commission
  • Justin Brown, Pleasanton Planning Commission

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

"Addressing the pressing issues around traffic, schools, economic development, public safety, and affordable housing is a challenge, and I've met these challenges. With your support, I will continue to represent Pleasanton with fiscal responsibility, conservative values, and a collaborative work etiquette. I will continue to work with the Council and our City Staff to prepare, plan and preserve the future of Pleasanton."                                                                                                                                                                    Councilman Jerry Pentin 

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