PLEASANTON, California – The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Community Political Action Committee (BACPAC) recently completed its Candidate Review process. BACPAC made its endorsement recommendations for the 2022 General Election to the Chamber’s Board of Directors for final consideration. These recommendations were approved at the most recent Chamber Board meeting. Candidates endorsed include those running for City Council, the Pleasanton School Board of Trustees, and Alameda County District Attorney.
BACPAC’s Candidate Review process is comprised of three distinct steps: the Candidate Questionnaire, which is the first document submitted; the Candidate Interview, an individual interview with BACPAC; and the Candidate Forum, in which all candidates come together to answer questions created by Chamber members and inspired by Pleasanton 2025: A Community Vision
. This local public policy platform lists goals for the economy, jobs, education, infrastructure, public safety, health, housing, arts, leadership, culture, and recreation.
After our lengthy Candidate Review process was completed and after further discussion by the Chamber Board, BACPAC and the Chamber Board of Directors endorse the following candidates for office* in the 2022 General Election, to be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022:
- Pleasanton City Council (District 1): Dean Wallace
- Pleasanton City Council (District 3): Joel Liu
- Pleasanton Unified School District (Area 2): Laurie Walker
- Alameda County District Attorney: Terry Wiley
In addition, the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and BACPAC also endorse the following candidates, who are running unopposed:
- Pleasanton Mayor: Karla Brown
- Pleasanton Unified School District (Area 5): Justin Brown
The Chamber and BACPAC extend our thanks and gratitude to all who participated in our Candidate Review process. We applaud those who raise their hand to serve our community. Public service is a critical part of our way of life. All community members have an opportunity to participate and make a difference, but only a few answer that call. Thank you, candidates, for stepping forward.
The Business and Community Political Action Committee is a committee of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. All endorsement recommendations made by BACPAC are subject to final approval by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Please contact James Cooper of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce for more information.
*Only candidates who participated in all three steps were considered for endorsement. There was one City Council candidate for District 3 that chose not to participate.