Contra Costa County Library to Host Three Candidate Forums


The Contra Costa County Library is hosting three candidate forums at library branches in different parts of the county this spring. Voters attending the forums can hear directly from the candidates for Assembly District 15, District Attorney and Superintendent of Schools about their experience and positions on relevant issues leading up the June primary.

The first forum includes candidates for Assembly District 15, and takes place at the new San Pablo Library on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. There are 12 candidates for the open seat that covers much of West Contra Costa County, as well as areas in Alameda County including Berkeley and Oakland.

The three candidates for Contra Costa County District Attorney will have an opportunity to speak at the Hercules Library on Monday, April 30 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.  The Concord Library will host the forum for the three candidates for Superintendent of Schools on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

“The Library is great place to host these forums,” said County Librarian Melinda Cervantes. “We are proud to be a part of the process that allows voters to stay informed about candidates for these important offices.”

The Library is partnering with the League of Women Voters of the Diablo Valley and the West County League of Women Voters, Contra Costa County Elections Department and Contra Costa Television (CCTV).

All of the forums will be recorded by CCTV, and posted on the Library website at and the website for the League of Women Voters of the Diablo Valley at

April 23: Assembly District 15
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
San Pablo Library
13751 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo
(925) 374-3998
April 30: District Attorney
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Hercules Library
109 Civic Drive, Hercules CA
(510) 245-2420

May 3:  Superintendent of Schools
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Concord Library
2900 Salvio Street, Concord CA
(925) 646-5455

For more information, contact Senior Community Library Manager Liz Fuller at [email protected]  or (925) 516-5294. For media inquiries, please contact Library Public Information Officer Brooke Converse at [email protected]  or (925) 608-7713.