Public Safety Candidates' Forum in the Contra Costa County

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Name: Public Safety Candidates' Forum in the Contra Costa County
Date: May 3, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Website: Register Here
Event Description:
Contra Costa Chambers of Commerce are co-hosting a Public Safety Forum at DVC, featuring candidates for County Sheriff & District Attorney

About this event

Join the Contra Costa Chambers of Commerce from Brentwood, Concord, Danville Area, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill San Ramon, and Walnut Creek Present a Public Safety Forum featuring candidates for Contra Costa County Sheriff and District Attorney.

The Forum is presented FREE of charge to the community, and will be held in-person at Diablo Valley College with a simulcast on Zoom.

We will be checking identification at the door for those coming in person to the event.

Only registered guests will be admitted.

  • Registration will close at 8:00 AM on May 3rd unless we reach capacity before.
  • Doors will Open at 5:30 PM on May 3rd.
  • Since the event is broadcast "live", if you are attending in person, you must be seated by 5:50 PM.

For those joining us virtually, a Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

The public is invited to submit questions for consideration to --

From the Danville San Ramon Express --

Candidates in this June’s elections for Contra Costa County district attorney and sheriff-coroner are set to share more information about their positions and take questions in a public event next month.

The two incumbents will be joined by their respective challengers on May 3 at the “Contra Costa County Public Safety Candidates’ Forum,” which is being held in-person and livestreamed, with staff moderating.

Sheriff David Livingston is being challenged for the first time since his successful campaign in 2010 — after running unopposed in 2014 and 2018 — by a lone opponent, Richmond Police Officers Association President Benjamin Therriault.

Therriault is an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq before beginning his career with the Richmond Police Department in 2009.

Livingston previously worked as police chief in Pleasant Hill and Concord before his time as sheriff, during a long law enforcement career that also included time with the Fremont Police Department.

Incumbent DA Diana Becton, who was appointed in 2017 and then elected to a full term the next year, is being challenged by Mary Knox, a 37-year prosecutor in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office who is also a Walnut Creek native. Becton came into her position not long into retirement after 22 years as a Contra Costa County Superior Court judge.

The forum will be moderated by publisher Gina Channell Wilcox and editor Jeremy Walsh of Embarcadero Media’s East Bay Division. The event is sponsored by the San Ramon, Danville Area, Brentwood, Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Concord chambers of commerce. The East Bay Division publishes the award winning,, and the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper.

Candidates will address questions and share their views with voters starting at 6 p.m. on May 3 at Diablo Valley College’s Pleasant Hill Campus, as well as being livestreamed on Facebook.

The forum will be held in the Diablo Room, which is on the top floor of the “HSF” building on the DVC, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. A campus map shows Parking Lot 8 as the closest to the HSF building.

The public is invited to submit questions for consideration to


Read the article at Danville San Ramon Express.

 A campus map shows Parking Lot 8 as the closest to the HSF building.

The public is invited to submit questions for consideration to

Registration IS REQUIRED for this EVENT!
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill Campus
321 Golf Club Road, Diablo Room, HSF Building on the top floor
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Date/Time Information:
May 3, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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