NARUM WINS SHORT-TERM SEAT ON PLEASANTON CITY COUNCIL

PLEASANTON//SPECIAL ELECTION | Kathy Narum, a commissioner on the Pleasanton Planning Commission has won a seat on its City Council Tuesday night, according to unofficial final results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

Narum led the four-person vote-by-mail election with 39.58 percent of the 11,812 ballots cast over the past month.

David Miller, regarded as the Tea Party candidate, finished second with 26.93 percent, followed by Olivia Sanwong, the lone Democrat, at 17.17 percent and Mark Hamilton with 15.96 percent.

The Pleasanton City Council voted earlier this year to institute a vote-by-mail election at a cost of $250,000 to replace the open seat on the five-person council after former Councilmember Jerry Thorne won election last November to mayor. Just 28.13 percent of ballots were cast, according to the registrar.

Narum, also a Republican, will serve out the remaining 18 months of Thorne’s term, but to the consternation of Alameda County Democrats, conservatives on the Pleasanton City Council now hold a 4-1 advantage. Councilmember Cheryl Cook-Kallio is the remaining Democrat.

PLEASANTON COUNCIL…….#VOTES….PCT%
-CERTIFIED FINAL RESULTS-
Kathy Narum…………..4,643…39.58%
David Miller………….3,159…26.93%
Olivia Sanwong………..2,014…17.17%
Mark Hamilton…………1,873…15.96%
Write-in………………..43….0.37%

UPDATE: The Alameda County Registrar of Voters on Friday certified the final results for last Tuesday’s special election in Pleasanton. Changes were made to this article to reflect the news totals and percentage of voters who cast a ballot.