Serving Contra Costa County

June 3, 2019
DeSaulnier Digest

Everyone in our office takes great pride in serving the people of Contra Costa County. Last week, the Congressional Management Foundation recognized our office’s efforts by awarding us with the Democracy Award for Transparency, Accountability, and Innovation. With this honor, we were recognized for employing unique or innovative methods to continuously enhance constituent interactions and provide clear and relevant information on work and performance, as well as publicly acknowledging metrics for that performance.

“As a Democracy Award winner, Rep. DeSaulnier’s office is one of the best in Congress,” said Bradford Fitch, President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation. “This designation demonstrates that Rep. DeSaulnier has made a significant commitment to being the best public servant for his constituents in California. Rep. DeSaulnier and his staff are to be congratulated for not only being a model for colleagues in Congress, but for helping to restore trust and faith that our democratic institutions can work.

For more information on the awards, click the graphic below.


This recognition is a testament to the tremendous engagement of our constituents, especially at town halls like the ones we held last week. As I return to Washington, DC this week, please find a snapshot of our week at home in the district.

Mark DeSaulnier
Member of Congress


In this week’s Digest, you will find information on:

  • Town halls on Protecting our Democracy and the Mueller Report;
  • Mark’s thoughts on impeachment; and
  • Our work throughout the district.


A capacity crowd of over 500 people packed the Shadelands Art Center in Walnut Creek for a town hall on “Protecting our Democracy and the Mueller Report”

That same day, a crowd of over 400 people turned out to the Rossmoor Event Center to hear Mark give an update on topics like the Mueller Report, congressional oversight, Democrats’ first 100 Days, & more


Mark provided his thoughts on opening a criminal inquiry for President Trump

Mark joined KGO Radio’s Chip Franklin to discuss Special Counsel Mueller’s press conference

With Phil Matier and KPIX-CBS, Mark discussed the need for public hearings on President Trump’s conduct and the need to prepare for further Russian attempts to interfere in our elections

Mark joined Fox News’ Leland Vittert to discuss election security and next steps in the possible criminal inquiry into President Trump



After having nearly 1,000 constituents at Tuesday’s town halls, we hosted a few more friends and neighbors for meetings in our Walnut Creek office

Mark hosted a Grants Workshop at JFK University to connect local groups with information and resources on federal grant opportunities

He also hosted a meeting of our Military and Veteran Advisory Board to discuss legislative updates and share feedback from the local veterans community

Mark joined First 5 Contra Costa for its Coffee & Kids Policy Breakfast

Mark and Congressman Mike Thompson hosted local leaders in a forum highlighting infrastructure needs in our region