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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Special District

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid TransitCandidate for Director, District 5

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Jennifer Hosterman

49,952 votes (37.17%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fight to reinvest in BART's core systems before it is too late and expand capacity to meet the needs of a growing region and provide traffic relief
  • Work with community leaders and other transportation agencies to find a solution to connect BART to ACE
  • Advocate for BART to be greener, cleaner, and quieter



Profession:Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (2014–current)
Mayor, City of Pleasanton — Elected position (2004–2012)


John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (2001)
John F. Kennedy University School of Law Juris Doctor, Law (2001)

Community Activities

Board of Directors, Valley Humane Society (2015–current)
Board of Directors, California Hawking Club (2015–current)


In my service as Mayor of Pleasanton for 8 years, I worked on many issues: transportation, land use, housing, jobs, air quality, water quality and supply, and most importantly, worked to improve the well-being of the people of Pleasanton and surrounding communities.  I have experience balancing a large budget, growing economic opportunities, protecting the environment, providing capital improvements, especially necessary infrastructure to make certain our region’s residents and visitors enjoy the best connectivity to employment and recreation.  This experience has well-prepared me to serve as Director of BART, District 5.  BART is the most important transportation infrastructure in the Bay Area, moving 126 million people across the Bay annually.  Truly, BART is in large part the backbone of our regional economy.  But, at the age of 43, BART is in need of update and repair.  And ultimately, BART needs to connect more people, efficiently, sustainably, and justly.  This means more track, more trains, and more stations.  District 5 wants BART connected to ACE.  I am committed to supporting that objective.  I believe that my experience and vision will contribute to a BART system that is greener, cleaner, accessible to cyclists and pedestrians, and considers impacts to vulnerable communities.

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