The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's Thursday, October 25, meeting features presentations by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan and State Senator Ellen Corbett.

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, elected to the State Assembly in November 2008, represents the 15th Assembly District and with her re-election will represent the new 16th Assembly District, which includes the Contra Costa County communities of Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon. The 16th District also includes the Alameda County communities of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore. 

Assemblymember Buchanan was recently appointed the chair of the Assembly Education Committee. A member of the Assembly Budget Committee, Assemblymember Buchanan chairs the budget subcommittee on State Administration and Information Technology. She serves on a number of additional policy committees including, the Education, Transportation, Utilities and Commerce, and Accountability and Administrative Review committees.
 
State Senator Ellen M. Corbett is serving her second term in the state Senate and was elected Senate Majority Leader by her fellow Democrats on December 6, 2010.  As Majority Leader, Senator Corbett is responsible for setting the Democratic agenda, managing the Senate’s Floor operations and the chief advisor in political matters and strategy to the Senate President Pro Tempore.  Throughout her career she has focused on strengthening California’s economy, standing up for consumers and protecting our natural resources while encouraging the growth of our green economy.

Senator Corbett was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and was reelected in 2010. She represents the 10th Senate District, an East Bay district that includes the cities of San Leandro, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Pleasanton, Milpitas and Newark and part of San Jose, as well as the communities of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and Sunol. A lawyer and civic activist, she is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers, encouraging educational opportunities and working to grow California’s economy.

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).Please RSVP by Monday, October 22, 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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