Pleasanton City Councilman Jerry Thorne filed papers Friday with City Clerk Karen Diaz to seek re-election to a second term on the council.
He became the first of three incumbents up for re-election to obtain the signatures and pay the filing fee required to place his name on the November 2 municipal election ballot. Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio also plan to seek re-election but have yet to actually file with Diaz' office.
Hosterman would be vying for re-election to her fourth—and final, under the city's term limits law—two-year term as mayor. Cook-Kallio would be seeking re-election to her second—and final—four-year term on the council.
Thorne was first elected to the council in a special election in June, 2005. He was re-elected in November, 2006, that time to a full four-year term. Because the term limits law allows those elected to serve two full terms, he is eligible to seek a second four-year term.
As of Monday morning, Thorne is the only candidate in the mayoral and City Council race. Councilman Matt Sullivan and Councilwoman Cindy McGovern were re-elected to their second four-year terms of office in 2008 so will not be candidates in this year's election.
Thorne also announced that he has opened a new Website where the public can obtain information on his candidacy and his positions on issues facing the city. The site can be accessed at www.jerrythorne.com.