In a statement sent to the Weekly, Haggerty credited Cook-Kallio for gaining the council's majority approval of extending Stoneridge Drive to El Charro Road and Livermore, a plan Haggerty had strongly supported for a number of years. He also noted that she is supporting voter approval of Measure B1, a transportation tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot, while her opponent for mayor, Councilman Jerry Thorne, is recommending voters reject it.
"Cheryl Cook-Kallio has shown courage and leadership since the day she was elected to the Pleasanton City Council," Haggerty said. "(She) was the driving force behind the approval of the connection of Stoneridge Drive and she is the only mayoral candidate in Pleasanton who voted to support placing the County Board of Supervisors' Transportation Expenditure Plan on the ballot."
He praised her for working on transportation issues "that matter to Pleasanton residents."
Besides Haggerty and the two other county supervisors, Cook-Kallio has picked up endorsements by a number of other regional politicians, including Congressman Pete Stark, State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson, Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett, Assembly members Joan Buchanan, Bob Wieckowski and Susan Bonilla, and the mayors of Dublin, Fremont and Union City.
Pleasanton political and commission endorsements include former mayors Ken Mercer and Tom Pico, former council members Becky Dennis and Karin Mohr, school board member Jeff Bowser, Angela Ramirez Holmes of the Zone 7 Water Board, David Nagler of the Pleasanton Human Relations commission, and Justin Probert, a member of the Pleasanton Housing commission.
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