Before the candidates for Stanislaus County Sheriff and District Attorney face off in the June 3 election, they will square off in two debates.
Incumbent Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager will face off against Frank Carson, a Modesto-based attorney and businessman. And incumbent Stanislaus County Sheriff-Coroner Adam Christianson will square off with Tom Letras, a deputy sheriff from Ceres.
All four candidates will meet for the first debate, hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th St., Ste. 102, Modesto.
The candidates will meet again in an April 28 debate, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County in the basement chambers of 1010 10th St., Modesto. The Sheriff candidates will debate first, at 6 p.m., followed by the district attorney candidates at 7:15 p.m. Each debate is scheduled to last one hour.