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County DA election: Incumbent Becton, challenger Knox debate issues ahead of primary

Original post made on May 9, 2022

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and challenger Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor in the DA's office, addressed voters on a range of topics during a public forum last week at Diablo Valley College.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 9, 2022, 2:46 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by D
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2022 at 6:34 am

D is a registered user.

DA Becton got caught plagiarizing her application for DA, and has no credibility. She never worked in the DA's office before becoming DA, and still has never personally prosecuted a single case. She took this job to further her extreme liberal political views, and during her reign she has released violent offenders and her office has a significant drop in conviction rates. Her soft on crime policies led to the national news coverage of violent gangs taking over downtown Walnut Creek stores.

Danville Mayor Newell Arneich, and all of the members of the Danville Town Council have endorsed Becton's opponent, long time prosecutor Mary Knox, who unlike Becton has decades of experience prosecuting criminals, and will stand up for victims of crime, not for criminals. If you value law and order, and do not want to turn the rest of Contra Costa into Richmond, please vote for long time prosecutor Mary Knox for DA.


Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on May 9, 2022 at 7:19 am

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Change often is a good thing and replacing the current County DA with the challenger, Mary Knox, would be a step in the right direction.
Danville is know as the safest city in the County, State, and perhaps the Nation, but locals know that does not mean crime and illegal activities do not occur here too. A strong County DA like Mary Knox would make our communities safer.


Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on May 10, 2022 at 7:47 pm

The Dude is a registered user.

Becton has absolutely no business in her current position. She is completely unqualified and poses a threat to public safety.


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on May 13, 2022 at 8:58 am

Jennifer is a registered user.

Mary Knox would make a great DA. I hope she wins.


Posted by David Cook sr
a resident of another community
on May 17, 2022 at 10:28 am

David Cook sr is a registered user.

Ns. Becton should remain as District Attorney for Contra Costa County. Ms. Becton decision to stop the mass incarceration of people of color was needed. I myself was constantly being recycled through the Penal System for the mostly violations that kept me on Parole for 15 yrs Diane Becton policy gave me a Fresh Start. Im a registered Voter now, i drive a new vehicle 2022. I have a great job in Private Security. Mary Knox things to return to how it use to be. Ms. Becton was responsible for changing the toxic culture of the Antioch, Pittsburg Police Department, Officers in these Departments were dealing drugs, firearms, stealing evidence drugs and money. I from Antioch my dad who was the Minister at Church of Christ in Pittsburg.Our family was in Antioch in 1973 the only African American in Antioch at that time. So ive seen the change in our communities. I believe that leadership such as District Attorney must make decisions that are not popular but are necessary. Ms. Knox is not the right choice for District Attorney She will only reverse the progress that Ms. Becton has made.Ms. knox will arrest the Civil Liberties of Contra Costa County residence she will implement policies that will allow the Police to do as they please. Vote Becton for Progress.


Posted by The Dude
a resident of San Ramon
on May 17, 2022 at 3:37 pm

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A convicted felon working in the security industry. Amazing.


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