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CoCo supervisor debates will air in April

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, March 14th, 2008 at 5:39 pm in 2008 June primary, Contra Costa politics.

The election season’s first candidate debates in the two contested races for Contra Costa County supervisor will air on CCTV on a variety of dates in April.

Watch Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho and Guy Houston, a soon-to-be-termed-out Assemblyman, battle it out over everything from the county budget to experience to reasons for running for office. They are running in District 3.

In District 5, incumbent Federal Glover appeared with his four challengers: Oakley Planning Commissioner Erik Nunn, Brentwood businessman Don Parscal, Antioch school board trustee Gary Agopian and former Antioch Mayor Mary Rocha.

The event was sponsored by the Contra Costa Council and held at the Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.

Air dates are:Candidates Forum for Supervisor District 3 — Wednesday April 2 at 8 p.m., Monday, April 7 at 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 at 5 p.m. and Monday, April 21 at 9 p.m.

Candidates Forum for Supervisor District 5 — Wednesday April 2 at 9 p.m., Monday, April 7 at 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 21 at 8 p.m.

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  • Ralph Hoffmann, Guest Columnist

    Patience is truly a virtue, monetarily. I’ll be watching candidates, first for hypocricy, then for honesty. I know personally, hypocricy is, above all else, political death. Honesty is great, but rare, and can be tempered with humor, acting, and double entendre. This is a great service of CCTV, as long as who pays, schedules, and benefits, is kept in mind. One might ask, why the Contra Costa Council (highly reputable) rather than League of Women Voters-DV (also highly reputably, but a more customary debate sponsor).