Former Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman is seeking election to the BART board of directors for District 5 on Nov. 8.
The District 5 seat is currently held by John McPartland, whose term expires in December and is seeking re-relection in the Nov. 8 General Election.
District 5 includes the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore and parts of Hayward and unincorporated areas of Alameda County.
The BART stations in this district are Dublin/Pleasanton East at Hacienda, Dublin/Pleasanton West at Stoneridge Mall, Castro Valley and Hayward.
"In my service as mayor of Pleasanton for eight years, I worked on many issues: transportation, land use, housing, jobs, air quality, water quality and supply, and most importantly, worked to improve the well-being of the people of Pleasanton and surrounding communities," said Hosterman, who is now a real estate professional in Pleasanton.
In her BART election campaign statement, Hosterman said:
"This experience has well-prepared me to serve as a director of BART's district 5. BART is the most important transportation infrastructure in the Bay Area, moving 126 million people across the Bay annually. Truly, BART is in large part the backbone of our regional economy.
"But, at the age of 43, BART is in need of update and repair. And ultimately, BART needs to connect more people, efficiently, sustainably and justly. This means more track, more trains, and more stations.
"District 5 wants BART connected to ACE. I am committed to supporting that objective. I believe that my experience and vision will contribute to a BART system that is greener, cleaner, accessible to cyclists and pedestrians, and considers impacts to vulnerable communities."