Candidates for the Contra Costa County District Attorney will speak from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 at Los Medanos College. The Candidates Forum, sponsored by the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, will be held in the college’s Recital Hall, 2700 East Leland Road in Pittsburg.
Candidates Diana Becton, Paul Graves and Lawrence Strauss will give a brief opening statement followed by prepared questions from the Chamber and screened questions from the audience. Questions will focus on current issues, such as the management of the District Attorney’s Office, public safety, and concerns of the business community. Gail Murray, longtime League member and former Walnut Creek mayor and BART Board member, will be the moderator.
The meeting is open to the public, but reservations are requested at mypittsburgchamber.org.
The League of Women Voters and the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce are jointly sponsoring the event to inform and educate voters. Neither the nonpartisan League nor the Pittsburg Chamber is endorsing any candidate.
An old boys network in Contra Costa County is trying to oust our counties first women DA – Diana Becton – I urge all East County voters to go to the polls to vote to retain Diana Becton as our DA. As many know, the DA’s office for generations was run by a group of wealthy WASP men country club lawyers – golfers – who mostly lived in Danville, Alamo, Lafayette and Orinda.. East County – and West County – crime victims got ignored – Concord too. It’s so refreshing now to have a DA – Diana Becton – who is vitally interested in East, West and Central County. Diana Becton is a DA that works for ALL the areas that make up our county, so it’s vital we keep her in office. Get out and vote on an election day!