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Saint Mary's College Hosts 10th Congressional District Candidates Forum

Media Advisory
Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
[email protected]

What: Saint Mary's College of California will host a forum for 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 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 Mary's College of California
1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, Calif. 94556

Background: California'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 – 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 Mary's College, (925) 631-4830 or Joyce Kingery, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, (925) 386-0067.