Candidates for Palm Spring City Council race finalized

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Palm Spring City Councilmember candidates turned in their paperwork to officially be recognized as qualified to be on the November 7 ballot.

The entries were due last week but the deadline was been extended another five days.

Currently, 10 candidates will be running for two open seats in November, this comes after Ginny Foat and Chris Mills announced that they would not seek re-election. Of those ten, 6 have officially qualified.

Those 6 include:

  • Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs Planning Commissioner 
  • Glenn Flood, a retired Navy Commander 
  • W. Henry Hampton, Director of Corporate Development for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
  • Robert Julian Stone, an author/journalist  and community advocate
  • Christy Holstege, an attorney, and Commissioner on the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission and Homelessness Task Force.
  • Judy Deertrack, a land use consultant with 35 years of experience in government, downtown development, and historical preservation.
  • Ameenah Fuller, a government consultant.

Foat and Mills had served for more than a decade and were also the final two remaining who had served with former Palm Springs mayor Steve Pougnet who, along with two local developers, is facing public corruption and bribery charges.

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