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Contra Costa supervisor debate set

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 4:01 pm in 2010 election, Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Political calendar, Political events.

Candidates vying for Contra Costa County District I and IV Contra Costa Board of Supervisors seats will debate the issues  at a Monday luncheon meeting of the Contra Costa Council.

The candidates include District I incumbent Supervisor John Gioia and challenger Mister Phillips.

In District IV, the two challengers are Karen Mitchoff and Mike McGill. The incumbent, Susan Bonilla, is running for Assembly and not seeking re-election.

The forum is set for Monday at the Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Blvd., in Concord. Registration starts at 11 a.m., with the program and luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m.

I am the moderator. I will ask a few questions of my own and we will take audience questions.

The cost is  $35 for council members and public officials and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit the Council website at www.contracostacouncil.com or call the council at 925-246-1880.

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  • Mike F.

    Hey Lisa,
    Will the debate ever be on Youtube or somewhere for those that couldn’t attend?

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