Julie Testa is our first candidate endorsement for Pleasanton's City Council. She has consistently supported PleasantonVoters.com’s goals of protecting our Urban Growth Boundary, preserving ridges and open space and balancing infrastructure needs with growth in our neighborhoods. Julie continues to support slow and smart growth in Pleasanton, and supports PleasantonVoters’ goals of minimizing the impacts of new growth on existing Pleasanton residents. At our Forum she stressed that the City does not know the volume of land that will be required for high density housing, a requirement to meet State mandates for 2022-23 in Pleasanton (also called RHNA). Julie is asking the City to wait until we know our housing mandate numbers, before zoning the East Pleasanton area. She knows, excessive development will negatively affect current residents with bottleneck and cut-through traffic, limited clean water, crowded schools and safety concerns.

Julie has attended and spoken at hundreds of City, School Board and community meetings on a regular basis to keep up-to-date on the issues that affect our community. Julie has worked for over 30 years on various task forces in Pleasanton, including the Human Services Commission in order to improve the lives of our seniors, the mentally ill and disabled individuals. Julie has demonstrated the passion, intelligence and proven leadership to tackle hard issues facing our community and region.


Joe Ledoux is our second endorsement for City Council. He and his young family were attracted to Pleasanton's small town feel, high safety ratings and excellent schools. He is committed to maintaining the outstanding quality of life that we all benefit from as Pleasanton residents. His job as a police officer in Berkeley gives him experience within a diverse and densely populated area bringing a unique perspective to Pleasanton's growing population. Importantly Joe is not aligned with the pressures of any special interest groups. He is willing to learn from and actively seek out input from a broad range of residents and  experts for long term solutions to complex problems facing our community today and in the future.

We need people like Julie Testa and Joe Ledoux. They are independent, conscientious and put Pleasanton residents first. They do their homework and premise decisions on input aimed at creating good for Pleasanton as a whole versus special interest groups. We need this type of thoughtful leadership for our community.

Pleasanton Voters

Kelly Cousins, President
Sandy Yamaoda, Secretary
Al Exner, Treasurer
Committee #1377399

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PleasantonVoters.com is a non-partisan group of Pleasanton residents with the goal of educating Pleasanton voters about new and massive development projects that may negatively affect our City.  We have defined goals of preserving ridgelines and open space, protecting our voter approved Urban Growth Boundary, and retaining the best qualities of our City for future generations.  

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endorses Julie Testa
for Pleasanton City Council
on November 6

Tri-Valley @ a Crossroads Forum

​​​News from Pleasanton Voters

endorses Joe Ledoux
for Pleasanton City Council
on November 6

Thanks to those of you who attended the Friday, October 5th Tri-Valley@ a Crossroads Candidate Forum at the Dublin High School Performing Arts Center. We were pleased by the large turnout at our second forum. The enthusiastic support shown by the community seeking information about local candidates, their voting records and their positions on the issues such as rapid growth in the tri-valley was rewarding.

The forum was co-sponsored by these local citizen groups who are concerned with maintaining the quality of life in the valley: Friends of Livermore, Dubliners for Change, PleasantonVoters.com, and the Tri-Valley Group Sierra Club.

All four city council candidates from Pleasanton attended and provided their views about the ways to maintain and improve our community.  PleasantonVoters.com endorses Julie Testa and Joe Ledoux for City Council.

Joe Ledoux

     Working to:

  • Protect our Urban Growth Boundary
  • Preserve Ridgelines and Open spaces
  • Retain the best qualities of ourcity for future generations.  

Julie Testa