Mon, Sep 19|
Candidate Forum: Alameda County District Attorney
The candidates for Alameda County District Attorney will answer questions on issues important to voters.
Time & Location
Sep 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
About the Event
This candidate forum is cosponsored by the six Leagues of Women Voters of Alameda County.
Candidates for Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price and Terry Wiley will answer questions on issues important to voters.
Moderator: Nancy Beninati, attorney, League of Women Voters of Piedmont, Vice President of Program
Registration is required.
Register here. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates ahead of the event. More information is provided when you register.
Why this race is important
This is the first time in decades Alameda County will elect a new district attorney (DA). DAs in California have tremendous power to impact the lives of millions of people, their families, and entire communities. If someone is accused of committing a crime, it is not the police but the DA who has the sole power to decide if criminal charges are filed and the severity of those charges. They alone decide who is deserving of a jail or prison sentence and who will instead be routed into a diversion program to help rebuild their life, or have charges dismissed.
Translation in Spanish and Cantonese will be available.
A recording of the event will be posted on the League of Women Voters of Oakland website.