Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors reviewing applicants for new district attorney

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will review a dozen applications for a new district attorney.

The position became available in June after Mark Peterson resigned.

A grand jury found that Peterson illegally spent campaign donations on personal items, and then lied about it.

The board will choose finalists who will be invited to take part in a public forum in two weeks.

The most qualified candidate will serve the remainder of Peterson's term, which expires in January 2019.
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