Candidates for Douglas County district attorney to participate in online forum

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Democratic candidates for Douglas County district attorney are pictured, from left: Cooper Overstreet, Suzanne Valdez and incumbent Charles Branson.

The three candidates for district attorney will participate in an online forum beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Newcomers Cooper Overstreet and Suzanne Valdez and incumbent DA Charles Branson have all filed as Democrats. No Republicans have filed, so the next DA will likely be chosen in the primary.

RSVP to receive information to join the Zoom webinar and watch the forum live by visiting The event will also be recorded and made available to the public, according to the party’s website.

The forum is hosted by Douglas County Democrats.

More 2020 election coverage: Douglas County district attorney race

The Journal-World will cover each candidate who files to run for Douglas County district attorney and their views on key issues as the Aug. 4 primary election draws nearer.

June 22, 2020: Douglas County district attorney candidates share views on law enforcement misconduct, needed changes

May 1, 2020: Incumbent Douglas County district attorney: Experience, leadership are needed to create change

April 21, 2020: KU law professor, prosecutor Valdez: Douglas County district attorney’s office lacks leadership, clear policies

April 20, 2020: Lawrence defense attorney Overstreet: Fairness, transparency missing from Douglas County criminal justice system

April 16, 2020: Two Democrats file to run for Douglas County district attorney


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