While the Nov. 6 California General Election is technically over, there are still approximately 133,000 Vote-by-Mail and 45,000 Provisional ballots to be counted.
With that in mind Steve Kelly, host of the Coachella Valley Report, and I discussed some of the election surprises and some of the expected results of the election.
With 20 years of experience in the market, Kelly has history, context and institutional knowledge. He has earned a reputation of being “tough but fair.”
He understands the passion so many residents have for political fare, the election cycle, and helps keep that passion fueled. Kelly also understands that politics in the Coachella Valley is a year round sport and is always looking for the next angle.
In this interview, Kelly, one of the brightest political minds in the Coachella Valley, and I discuss everything from Oscar Ortiz’ win in Indio to the close race between Indio Mayor Michael H. Wilson and his challenger Waymond Fermon.
See what Kelly has to say about Joy Silver, the Democrat who challenged Republican Incumbent state Sen. Jeff Stone and lost by 11,000 votes.
We also discuss Democratic Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s sweeping victory to another term in the election .
And, what would any political discussion be without mentioning Joy Miedecke, chairwoman of the East Valley Republican Women Federated, refusing to let a local newspaper reported into the GOP headquarters on Election Night?
We also touch on the Riverside County Sheriff’s race and Chad Mayes’ election victory. Kelly predicted his win all along.
The Coachella Valley Report airs Saturday at 1 p.m. on 1450 KCOD AM.
Kelly’s other guest is Mikey Edwards of The TEN Tenors who will be at the McCallum Theater next week. The TEN Tenors (also known as TTT) are an Australian music ensemble that has toured worldwide, been seen by more than 90 million people and attracted a vast international fan-base by performing a unique combination of classical and contemporary music featuring ten-part harmonies, according to their website.