The Lamorinda Democratic Club's Thursday, June 14, meeting will feature a review and discussion about the June California primary elections with Contra Costa Times Political Editor Lisa Vorderbrueggen.
Contra Costa and California voters will be going to the polls in June for elections to local offices and determine which candidates will make the June runoff for Statewide and Congressional elections. What is the impact of the County Supervisor election in our area? How did the new top-two primary rules and redistricting impact the state's political picture? What did we learn and how might the results impact the November general election?
The club's meeting will be held at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, in Lafayette. The club's social hour will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a business meeting to begin no earlier than 7:15 p.m. and no later than 7:30 p.m. depending on the length of the agenda. There is a $5 charge at the door to help the club cover meeting expenses.
Lisa Vorderbrueggen is a politics and government reporter and columnist for the Contra Costa Times and the Bay Area News Group, where she has held the post since 2004.
Prior to her political assignment, she covered regional growth and transportation at the Times. During her time as a transportation writer, she appeared in a film that won an Emmy for best documentary, "A Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story," which chronicles the saga around the construction of the new Bay Bridge.
She joined the Contra Costa Times in 1996 after working as the Carson City, Nevada, bureau chief for the Reno Gazette Journal and as a Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal. She also worked as reporter, editor and columnist for the Nevada Appeal, a Carson City, Nevada, daily.
Vorderbrueggen’s work has been recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and Nevada Press Association.
An Oregon native, mother of four adult children and grandmother to eight, Vorderbrueggen lives in Martinez with her husband, Joe.