Submitted by: Erlene DeMarcus
Erlene DeMarcus, Pleasanton’s former BART Board Representative and longtime
Pleasanton resident, announced her campaign for Pleasanton City Council in the
November 6, 2012 General Municipal Election. DeMarcus is widely credited with
bringing BART to Pleasanton.
The Pleasanton Extension was the first extension in BART history. Before her election to the Board, DeMarcus lead the community effort to persuade BART to adopt the project, and subsequently the campaign effort to pass the countywide transportation tax necessary to fund it. Once elected to the Board, she pushed the Pleasanton Extension to the top of the project list.
When asked why she is running, DeMarcus said “Pleasanton is my home and I want to continue to do what I can to improve the quality of life for all of us”. She expects to focus on issues of transportation, jobs, public safety and children’s services as ways of improving that quality of life.
DeMarcus has already attracted broad-based support from. Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett ,State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, BART President John McPartland and Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern are just a few of the sponsors of her first fundraising breakfast, August 15th at the .
Erlene DeMarcus is owner and principle of the DeMarcus group, specializing in
transportation management and planning. While a congressional staffer she advised the Congressman on Regional Transportation issues. She was one of the founding board members of the Pleasanton-Dublin Livermore WHEELS bus program.