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  • In Memory of Mayor Ken Mercer

    by Representative Eric Swalwell

    Posted on 2014-01-16

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    SWALWELL of california in the house of representatives Thursday, January 16, 2014 Mr. SWALWELL of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Ken Mercer, the former mayor of Pleasanton, California, who died this past Monday at age 71.

    Ken devoted his life to public service in Pleasanton. He was elected to three terms on the Pleasanton City Council, serving from 1976 to 1986. Then he became the first person directly elected to serve as mayor, and held that position from 1986 to 1992.

    It is in part thanks to Ken's dedication that Pleasanton is the wonderful and vibrant community that it is today. His diligent efforts helped pave the way for the Hacienda Business Park and the Stoneridge Mall, among other developments.

    He also held various posts in the community, including with Pacific Bell and ValleyCare Health System.

    His enthusiastic devotion to Pleasanton serves as an inspiration.

    My condolences go out to Ken's daughter Shelley, son Chuck, brothers Ron and Norm, and his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He will be missed greatly.


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