Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 14, 2012

Pleasanton Weekly candidates forum for municipal races set for Oct. 4

Free, public debate will take place in Civic Center just before absentee voting starts

A free, community-wide forum for candidates for Pleasanton mayor and City Council will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 4, in the Pleasanton Civic Center.

The forum will be the candidates' last opportunity to address as a group their plans for governing the city if elected before voters can start casting their ballots by mail on Monday, Oct. 8.

Sponsored by the Pleasanton Weekly, the 90-minute debate will also give the public an opportunity to ask questions about where the candidates stand on vital issues facing the city as well as a chance for candidates to respond and tell voters why they should be elected.

The candidates are City Council members Cheryl Cook-Kallio and Jerry Thorne, who are seeking election to the mayor's post; and Karla Brown, Mike Harris, Erlene DeMarcus and Jerry Pentin, who are seeking election to the City Council, where two seats need to be filled.

Gina Channell-Allen, publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, and its editor Jeb Bing will serve as moderators for the candidates' forum, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the City Council chambers at 200 Old Bernal Ave. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Suggested questions for the candidates can be sent to


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