Until now, Coachella Valley Republicans have been filling this reporter’s notebook.  This past week, Democrats dominated it and it is only fair to give them equal prime time play. Trust me; they are not sitting around waiting for Santa.

Perez Backed by a Who’s Who of Coachella Valley Democrats

With the shock of a Hillary Clinton loss in the 2016 presidential election still permeating throughout the Democratic Party, Democrats in the Coachella Valley are ready to roll.

There is no “waiting until after the first of the year” to turbocharge campaigns and enter 2018 on a dead run.

Democrats Dominate Political Notebook

(Photo courtesy of V. Manuel Perez)

Palm Springs City Councilman Geoff Kors and his husband James Williamson are holding a holiday celebration fundraiser at their home Monday night, Dec. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in support of Riverside Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.

Hosts and co-hosts are a Who’s Who of current and past members of the Palm Springs City Council, Cathedral City City Council and the Desert Hot Springs City Council, local school board members and other Democratic leaders in the West Valley.

A minimum $50 donation is required. Host levels are $500, $250 and $100.

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Perez to the District 4 seat, which covers the Coachella Valley, until the November 2018 election. He was appointed to fill the seat left vacant in the wake of Supervisor John Benoit’s death in December 2016.

Perez is being challenged by Jan Harnik, a Republican and a member of the Palm Desert City Council.

Democrats Provide Opportunity to Meet Joy Silver

Joy Silver MugDr. Les Zendle and Jerry Hanson and Greg Rodriguez and Alejandro Flores are hosting an opportunity to meet Joy Silver. She is a progressive candidate running to defeat Republican Sen. Jeff Stone in the 28th state Senate District.

The meet-and-greet is set for Saturday, Dec. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1080 E. Granvia Valmonte in Palm Springs. RSVP to Les Zendle at lzendle@me.com

Democrats say Silver is “waging a relentless campaign of meeting people throughout the district. … Joy may be small in stature, but she is a giant dynamo when it comes to energy, ideas, and commitment to Democratic principles.”

The vast 28th District, which is entirely in Riverside County, stretches from the vineyards of the Temecula Valley to the Colorado River and includes the cities of Blythe, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Murrieta, Temecula, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Wildomar.

Co-hosts for the event are: David Brinkman and Dr. Will Grimm, Dr. Greg Kuldanek and Kent Piskin, Lisa Middleton and Cheryl O’Callaghan, Peter Rittenhouse, and Rick Weingard.

Stone was elected to represent the 28th state Senate District in 2014.

Brunch with V. Manuel Perez

Democratic Women of the Desert are holding a brunch fundraiser in La Quinta so residents have an opportunity to meet Riverside Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.

It is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 in the private home of Dr. Roslyn and Bob Blake.

RSVP to Briana@DeAztlanConsulting.com.