Jerry Pentin named Vice Mayor of Pleasanton

3 on council affected by this year's municipal election

Pleasanton City Councilman Jerry Pentin has been named Vice Mayor of the city for 2014, succeeding Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio who held the post last year.

The city's Vice Mayor serves as mayor when Mayor Jerry Thorne is out-of-town and at other times at Thorne's request.

Pentin, who was elected to the council in 2012, is one of only two on the council not affected by this year's municipal election on Nov. 4.

Cook-Kallio's eight years of service end in November because of term limit. She could seek election as mayor again after an unsuccessful try in 2012.

Mayor Jerry Thorne, who was elected mayor in 2012, has announced he will seek re-election to that post in November. In Pleasanton, mayors are elected every two years with four terms, or eight years, allowed under the term limits law.

Councilwoman Kathy Narum also has announced that she will seek re-election in November. She was elected last May in a special mail-in ballot to fill Thorne's unexpired two-year term when he was elected mayor. Narum's current service on the council is not covered under the term limits law, which means she could serve two full four-year terms on the council if re-elected.

Councilwoman Karla Brown, who was elected to a four-year terms on the council in 2012, has until 2016 before facing re-election.

In other action, members of the council were assigned to sit on boards or serve in a liaison capacity to 31 separate local, regional and council committees.

Thorne will continue to represent Pleasanton as one of three mayors on the governing board of directors of TV30 community television and on the Alameda County Mayors' Conference.


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Posted by One of the good old boys club
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on Jan 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Can somebody please explain the duties of the Vice Mayor?

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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 10, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Jerry will do a great job filling in for the Mayor when needed. Whether it's running a Council meeting or accepting another Pleasanton award, Jerry Pentin will represent us in the best way. Congrats Jerry!

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