More than 100 supporters of Mayor Jerry Thorne crowded into the home of Joyce and Bob Shapiro in Vintage Hills Monday night to sign Thorne's nomination papers as he seeks re-election on Nov. 8.
Those attending included city, civic and business leaders, including Vice Mayor Kathy Narum, councilman Jerry Pentin, who is seeking re-election, Planning Commission chairman Herb Ritter, who is seeking election to the council, and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, who is seeking re-election in the 16th State Assembly District, which represents Pleasanton.
Thorne thanked those who joined in the signing event and urged them to help get out the vote in the municipal election. He also thanked Bob and Joyce Shapiro for having the party.
"This is the third time they have hosted the nomination party," Thorne said. "We collected all of the required signatures within the first 15 minutes."
So far, no one has taken out nomination papers to challenge Thorne for the mayor's post.
The nomination period, which began Monday closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.