Palm Desert Election shapes up to offer residents multiple choices

PALM DESERT — At least two political newcomers have pulled papers in preparation to challenge two longtime, popular incumbents in this community. But City Council representatives are not the only choices voters will make in the Nov. 8 Palm Desert election.

Voters will also decide whether District 2, which makes up 80% of the city, should be divided into four smaller districts, with all voters electing a single person from their smaller district every four years.

The City Attorney’s impartial analysis and primary arguments will be posted online on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.
The rebuttal arguments will be posted online on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m.

The following individuals have pulled nomination papers and are potential candidates for Palm Desert City Council, District 2, according to the city clerk’s office:

Voters will select two members of City Council from District 2 for full terms of four years each. The official nomination period for District 2 closes on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. Click here to locate your voting district.

Jonathan has been involved in shaping Palm Desert for more three decades – as an involved resident and community volunteer, as a member of the City’s Planning Commission for 16 years, and since Dec. 11, 2014, as a member of the Palm Desert City Council.

Harnik was elected to the Palm Desert City Council in 2010 and is currently serving as Mayor.

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