County DA, Sheriff Candidates to Address Voters at Upcoming Election Forum | News

Incumbent DA Diana Becton, who was nominated in 2017 and then elected to a full term the following year, is challenged by Mary Knox, a 37-year-old prosecutor with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, also from Walnut Creek. . Becton took office shortly after retiring after 22 years as a Contra Costa County Superior Court judge.

Diana Becton (Image courtesy of Diana Becton for 2022 District Attorney)

The forum will be moderated by Editor Gina Channell Wilcox and Editor Jeremy Walsh of the East Bay division of Embarcadero Media. 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 answer questions and share their views with voters beginning at 6 p.m. May 3 at Diablo Valley College’s Pleasant Hill campus, while streaming live on Zoom. A recording will be available after the event.

Marie Knox. (Image courtesy of Mary Knox for DA)

Register for the live or virtual event here. The forum will take place 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 indicates parking lot 8 is closest to the HSF building.

The public is invited to submit questions for consideration at [email protected]

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