Debates set for sheriff, DA candidates in Stanislaus County

04/19/2014 12:00 AM

04/19/2014 10:56 PM

Candidates for sheriff and district attorney in Stanislaus County will debate publicly in upcoming forums in Modesto.

The four candidates for two offices – Sheriff Adam Christianson and Deputy Tom Letras, and District Attorney Birgit Fladager and defense attorney Frank Carson – will appear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th St., Suite 102, at an event hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and the King-Kennedy Memorial Center.

The same lineup is expected April 28 in the basement chamber at Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., with Christianson and Letras squaring off at 6 p.m. and Carson and Fladager following at 7:15. That forum is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County.

The league also will sponsor a debate featuring candidates for county supervisor at 6 p.m. April 30, also at Tenth Street Place. Scheduled to appear are incumbent Terry Withrow and Scott Calkins in District 3, and incumbent Dick Monteith and Dave Lopez, a Modesto councilman, in District 4. For more information, see

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