Director of Media Relations
What: Saint Maryâ€™s College of California will host a forum for candidates seeking Californiaâ€™s 10th Congressional District seat in the
Sept. 1, 2009 special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo. The forum will be held on Aug. 11 and is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and the Contra Costa Times.
The forum is open to the public and features Democratic candidates from 7- 8 p.m. and Republican candidates from 8:15 - 9:15 p.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, Aug. 11 from 7 - 9:15 p.m.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Maryâ€™s College of California
1928 St. Maryâ€™s Road, Moraga, Calif. 94556
Background: Californiaâ€™s Sept. 1 special election is a result of the resignation of Rep. 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, Nov. 3, 2009.
The 10th 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.
For more information contact Tim Farley, Director of Community & Government Relations, Saint Maryâ€™s College, (925) 631-4830 or Joyce Kingery, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, (925) 386-0067.
Saint Maryâ€™s College of California was founded in 1863 and is based in Catholic, Lasallian and liberal arts traditions. The college currently enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. For more than 140 years the College has been guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Churchâ€™s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching.