California Gubernatorial Candidate Delaine Eastin will be the featured speaker at a meeting Monday of the Calaveras Democrats.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Calaveras County Library in San Andreas. Eastin will speak at 6:45 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, because seating will be limited.

“Calaveras County may be small, but we are able to draw some big speakers. We are proud to offer Calaveras voters a chance to hear from Ms. Easton directly,” said Laura Lowell, chairwoman of the Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee.

Eastin was elected as California’s first (and still only) woman Superintendent of Public Instruction. Prior to that, she was a school teacher and served in the California State Assembly for the 18th district. Since 2008, Eastin has been a speaker and board member on issues of education policy, nutrition and electing women to public office.

In addition, she continues her work on the Chancellor’s Women in STEM board at the University of California, Davis, the Edible Schoolyard Advisory Board, Educate Our State (chairwoman), the Center for Nutrition Education Advisory Board at UC Davis (chairwoman), and the Yolo County Board for Court Appointed Student Advocates (CASA).

Eastin’s appearance will give local voters their first chance to meet one of their candidates for governor. All voters are welcome to hear her speak, regardless of political affiliation.