Director of Media Relations
What: Saint Maryâ€™s College of California will host a forum for candidates seeking California's 10th Congressional District seat in the Nov. 3, 2009 general election to replace former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo. The forum will be held on Oct. 26 and is co-sponsored by the League of Woman Voters of Diablo Valley and the Contra Costa Times.
The forum is free and open to the public and features the five candidates for the open seat: Jeremy Cloward (Green), Jerry Denham (American Independent), John Garamendi (Democratic), David Harmer (Republican) and Mary McIlroy (Peace and Freedom). Contra Costa Times political columnist Lisa Vorderbrueggen will moderate the forum and take questions for the candidates from the audience.
When: Monday, Oct. 26 from 7 â€“ 8:30 p.m.
Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Maryâ€™s College of California, 1928 St. Maryâ€™s Road, Moraga, Calif. 94556
Background: 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 Sharon Burke, League of Woman Voters of Diablo Valley, (925) 934-9282.
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.