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October 26, Thursday — San Ramon Valley Democrats

Topic:      Candidates' Forum for State Assembly District 16 (Catharine Baker's seat)
Speakers: Delaine Eastin, candidate for Governor and former California Superintendent of Public Instruction
Time:       6:00 p.m. networking / 6:45 dinner / 7:00 p.m. program
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
Cost:       members and invited guests: $26; non-members: $30.
               Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp and mail to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506
RSVP:      email

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is an accomplished attorney in Orinda. She is also an environmental advocate, community volunteer, law professor, and mother of three children.

Tom Tarantino is an attorney from Walnut Creek who works for Twitter as a Manager of Public Policy. He is a veteran of the Iraq war and was director of a veteran’s organization where he helped increase benefits for veterans.

November 9, Sunday, 7–9 p.m. — Lamorinda Democratic Club

Topic: Criminal Justice
Panelists include: our new Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and
                          Contra Costa County Deputy Public Defender Ellen McDonnel.

November 15, Wednesday, 7–9 p.m. — Diablo Valley Democratic Club 

Speaker: Delaine Eastin, Candidate for Governor
Location: Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek
Please park on Deerpark Drive, just past the Library

Delaine Eastin has held positions as a California State Assemblymember, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, professor, and businesswoman. She was the first woman (and only, to date) to be elected as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. As Superintendent, she made class size reduction her top priority. Her advocacy persuaded the governor and the legislature to invest $2.3 billion in cutting class sizes. K-3 class sizes were cut from 30 students to 20 students in 98% of all school districts. In addition, during her first term, Eastin cut administrative waste by streamlining and modernizing contracting procedures in the Department of Education and by standardizing accounting procedures.