The Lamorinda Democratic Club is joining the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, Diablo Valley Democratic Club, the Democrats of Rossmoor, and the Contra Costa Young Democrats to host a Senate District 7 Candidates Forum on Wednesday, February 4.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. This will be the Lamorinda Democratic Club’s February meeting. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door to help cover meeting expenses.

The election of the Honorable Mark DeSaulnier to Congress left his senate seat vacant. As a result, Governor Brown has called for a special election to fill the remainder of DeSaulnier’s term in the Senate. The primary will be on March 17 and the general election (if necessary) will be on May 19.

As of the close of filing on Friday, January 23, four Democrats have filed. All four have been invited, and at the time of writing this article Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and former Assemblymember Joan Buchanan have accepted the invitations.