There’s a bit of action today in the nascent race to replace Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, in the 10th Congressional District, assuming she’s confirmed to the high-ranking State Department post to which she has been nominated.
Lt. Gov. John Garamendi is doing a double-header tonight just outside the district’s boundaries. First, wearing his California Commission for Economic Development chairman’s hat, he’s doing a Q-and-A “on future job growth in the area including renewable energy and science and technology employment” with the Tri-Valley Business Council, from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. in McNamara’s Restaurant, 7400 San Ramon Road in Dublin. It’s not a campaign event, but you can bet a fair number of attendees live or own businesses within the 10th District.
Then Garamendi will do a campaign event, talking with the Tri Valley Democratic Club about job development, education and health care “including the benefits shift many Lawrence Livermore Lab retirees are now facing;” that’s at 7:30 p.m. in the IBEW Hall at 6250 Village Parkway in Dublin.
“As Congressman, I’m going to practice what I preach,” Hampton said in a news release. “The job of a representative is to listen to and lead huge groups of people, and that means using new technologies to harness the ideas of many. I’ve picked the Drug War an the issue for my first foray into collaborative policymaking because it has damaged families throughout this district and the whole nation.”