The Board of Supervisors has announced an open forum for the the final five finalists who have applied for the appointment. The community forum will take place on Tuesday, August 15 at 6:00PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 651 Pine Street in Martinez. Questions must be submitted in advance one hour before at 5PM.

In no particular order, the five final candidates are:  Contra Costa Superior Court Judges Diana Becton and Danielle Douglas, Contra Costa Senior Deputy District Attorney Paul Graves, Contra Costa Assistant District Attorney Tom Kensok, and Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Vanier.

For more information about the interim DA appointment, read the East Bay Times’ informative article about the candidates and selection process:

As the chief law enforcement officer of Contra Costa County, the interim DA will have significant discretion and authority in enforcing the law.