In August, the Board of Supervisors will appoint an interim DA to serve through 2018. This is not an election. In November 2018, we will elect our next District Attorney for the 2019-2022 term.
The Board of Supervisors released an announcement inviting candidates to submit their names: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46538.
July 21st was the deadline for applications.
On Monday, July 24, the candidates’ applications should be available for viewing on the Board of Supervisors website: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/6807/District-Attorney-Recruitment-Informatio
The Board will conduct a screening process by the through August 1, narrowing down to 3-5 applicants.
The Board will then hold a special meeting on September 12 to discuss the appointment, and will finalize the appointment in late September.
UPDATE, 08/01/2017: For more information and background on the appointment of an interim District Attorney, refer to the Contra Costa County District Attorney web page, Search for a New Contra Costa County District Attorney