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.


endorses Julie Testa
for Pleasanton City Council
on November 6

endorses Joe Ledoux
for Pleasanton City Council
on November 6

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

Joe Ledoux

Julie Testa

Email October 15, 2018

     Working to:

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