What: Saint Mary's College of California hosts a forum for political candidates seeking California's 10th Congressional District seat in the Sept. 1, 2009 special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo. The forum features Democratic candidates from 7- 8 p.m. and Republican candidates from 8:15 - 9:15p.m. Contra Costa Times political editor Lisa Vorderbrueggen will moderate the forum and take questions from the audience, which will be put to each of the candidates for a response.
When: Tuesday, August 11, from 7 - 9:15 p.m.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga.
The forum is free and open to all.
For more information contact Tim Farley, Director of Community & Government Relations, Saint Mary's College, 925-361-4860 or Joyce Kingery, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, (925) 386-0067.
Background: California's September 1 special election is a result of the resignation of Representative Ellen Tauscher, who now serves in the U.S. State Department. Should none of the Congressional candidates achieve a majority vote of 50 percent plus one, the recipient of the most votes in each party will advance to a general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.
The 10 Congressional District spans parts of four counties â€“ Contra Costa, Solano, Alameda, and Sacramento. It includes the unincorporated communities and cities of Alamo, Antioch, Bethel Island, Dixon, El Cerrito, Fairfield, Isleton, Kensington, Knightsen, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Suisun City, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove and sections of Concord and San Ramon.