Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Democrats to honor local leaders

The Lamorinda Democratic Club will honor Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, and state Sen. Tom Torlakson, D-Antioch, for their public service at its June 20 dinner.

Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, will host the spaghetti dinner, and proceeds will help fund the club's neighborhood and youth outreach and get-out-the-vote programs.

Hancock won the June 3 Democratic primary for the state Senate seat held by termed-out Sen. Don Perata, D-Oakland. She is expected to win easily in November in the heavily Democratic district.

Torlakson terms out of the state Senate this year after completing two terms. He won the June 3 Democratic primary for the Assembly seat held by DeSaulnier. Under term limits, Torlakson can serve one more term in the Assembly.

DeSaulnier won the Democratic primary for Torlakson's seat.

Both men are expected to win in heavily Democratic districts in November.

The dinner will be held at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way. The cost is $25 per person. It is open to the public.

The club meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and speakers starting at 7:30 p.m.

For details, contact the club at 925-210-7337 or

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