My Accomplishments

Experienced and informed. It's my privilege to serve the residents of Pleasanton, all of Pleasanton! 

I have been on City Council since 2012 and played an active role in driving programs and policies that make Pleasanton one of the safest and most desirable communities in the nation. I have:

  • Been instrumental as a Task Force Member to develop, build and complete the Firehouse Theatre and the award-winning Callippe Preserve Golf Course as well as renovate/rededicate the Veteran’s Memorial Hall. 

  • Advocated and participated in the formation of the Downtown Hospitality, Art and Downtown Specific Plans. 

  • Initiated Council ban on E-cigs and Vaping products in Pleasanton ( July 2019) while allowing the Youth Commission to bring the ban forward.  Supported and advocated for smoking ban in multi-family shared walled dwellings (rental) and fought for owned residences to be included as well), downtown, parks, etc. Supported a Tobacco Retailer License (pending Council approval).  

  • Advocated on behalf of Pleasanton with our state legislature as a Board Member for the East Bay Division of the League of California Cities (2019-2020 President Elect) and League Legislative Policy Committee.  


I have always been civic minded, beginning with my service as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.  After my military service, I started up my award-winning media-production company 38 years ago. I settled in downtown Pleasanton during the 1990s, and although my business still thrives in Pleasanton, I find time to give back. Below is a partial list of my local, community and regional involvement: 

  • Pleasanton City Council (2012 – current) Vice Mayor, 2013 and 2017

  • Pleasanton City Commissions: Planning, Chairman 2012 (2009 – 2012) and Parks & Recreation, Chairman 2004 (2003 – 2009)  

  • East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Board of Directors, (2020) 

  • City of Pleasanton Legislative Advocacy Committee (2017-current) 

  • East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Liaison Committee (2012-2013, 2016-current) 

  • Alameda County Waste Management Authority ( Board Member, President 2015, (2012-current) 

  • Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board Member, President 2016 (2014-2018) 

  • Alameda County Energy Council, Board Member (2016-current) 

  • Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority (LAVTA) Board Member, Vice-Chair - 2020 (2014-current) 

  • League of California Cities, East Bay Division Board of Directors, President Elect, 2020 

  • League of California Cities, Legislative Policy Committees, Transportation, Public Works & Communications Policy Committee Member (2013-current) 

  • Civic Center/Library Task Force, Alternate (2014-2017) 

  • Pleasanton Downtown Specific Plan Task Force, Alternate (2017-2018) 

  • Tri-Valley Transportation Commission Board Member (2012-2014) 

  • Tri-Valley Regional Rail Policy Group Committee, Alternate (2018) 

  • Member of Rotary - Pleasanton North Rotary/Hayward Rotary, (1984-current) 

  • Honorary Alameda County Sheriff, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, (2018-Current) 

  • Pleasanton Callippe Golf Course Committee, Member (1997-2005)

  • Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, Vice Chair (2005) 

  • Veteran’s War Memorial Building Renovation Task Force, Member (1998-2003)

  • Kottinger Gardens Senior Housing Task Force, Member (2003-2005)  

  • Firehouse Arts Center Task Force, Member (2008-2010)   (See historical video produced by Jerry here.)

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Committee, Vice-Chair (2003-2005) 

  • Junior Golf Association of Northern California, Board of Directors,  President – 2010-2011 (2008-2012)

  • Rotarian, 36 years, Pleasanton North Rotary/Hayward Rotary, 1984-Current, (Honorary Member, Pleasanton North Rotary, 2012)

  • Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, 1976-1980 

Because of my long-term involvement, I have received the following awards: 

  • Mayor’s Award (2005) 

  • Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, "Excellence in Business" Award (2011) 

  • Pleasanton North Rotary, Rotarian of the Year (2007 and 2011) 


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Pleasanton, CA 94566

Cell Phone: 925-518-3036



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