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Candidate forums this week for Contra Costa County District 3, 5 races

Forums to be hosted by Contra Costa County Library

Forums featuring the candidates in two Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors races are scheduled for this coming week, and both will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend.

Both forums are being hosted by the Contra Costa County Library, which is joining with the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and the West County League of Women Voters, the Contra Costa County Elections Department and Contra Costa Television (CCTV).

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, the candidates in the supervisors' District 5 race will discuss the issues from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hercules library, 109 Civic Drive.

In that district, which covers the northern part of the county from Pinole through Crockett and east to Antioch, incumbent Federal Glover faces challenges from County Assessor Gus Kramer and from Sean Trambley, a city of Martinez planning commissioner.

The Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St, will host a forum Thursday night from 6:30 until 8 p.m. featuring incumbent District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis and challenger Paul Seger, a board member for the Oakley-based Diablo Water District. District 3 includes parts of unincorporated San Ramon Valley.

The Pittsburg Library, 80 Power Ave., will host a viewing party for the District 3 forum, in the library's community room. That also begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

East County residents can also interested in watching the District 5 forum can attend a viewing party at the Pittsburg Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library community room.

Both forums can be viewed live on the Contra Costa County Library Facebook page at The forums will also be archived on the library's YouTube channel All forums will re-air on Contra Costa Television (CCTV), available on Comcast channel 27 or AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

— Bay City News Service

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