The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, April 26, meeting will feature presentations by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier and County Supervisor Candidate Tomi Van de Brooke.

The meeting will take place at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, in Danville. Social time at 6:15 p.m., dinner at 6:45 p.m., with the program at 7:15 p.m. Members and invited guests can enjoy the dinner and program for $25, non-members $30, presentation only is $5 (requested donation).

In his first term, he has taken a leadership role on a variety of key issues including government reform, labor, transportation, the environment, health care, local government, and public safety. DeSaulnier brings a breadth of experience to the Legislature and public service.

In the Senate, DeSaulnier now chairs the Transportation and Housing Committee and the Subcommittee No. 3 of Budget and Fiscal Review Committee pertaining to Health and Human Service. In addition he sits on the Senate Committees on Budget & Fiscal Review, Health, Energy, Utilities & Communications, Labor & Industrial Relations, and Governance & Finance as well as the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Joint Legislative Sunset Review Committee. He also chairs the Senate Select Committees on Excellence and Innovation in State Government; Restoring California’s Middle Class; and Small Business and the Underground Economy.

The local speaker, Tomi Van de Brooke, has the diverse experience and skills needed to help Contra Costa County during these challenging times.

She worked for Fortune 500 companies, started and ran her own small business, and was the managing partner of a Walnut Creek communications firm. Tomi also worked for the California Alliance for Jobs, an organization dedicated to rebuilding California’s aging infrastructure, and most recently served as Chief of Staff for the District III County Supervisor in the San Ramon Valley.

She has dedicated much of her time to helping the community, serving on a number of non-profit boards including the Contra Costa Council, Economic Development Alliance for Business, and the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation.

Please RSVP to Jim Donnelly. Mail checks, made out to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526. For more information, visit the club's web site.

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