After challenger throws shade, Grace Garner receives three key endorsements

Grace Garner

Mayor Pro Tem Grace Garner

PALM SPRINGS — Mayor Pro Tem Grace Garner has received three key endorsements in her bid for a second term on the City Council representing District 1.

The Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association confirmed for Uken Report on Thursday that it is “proud” to endorse Garner for Palm Springs City Council.

Mike Torres, vice president of the PSPOA, said, “Grace and the PSPOA have built a strong mutual respect during Grace’s first term on Council.  While we do not always agree on issues, Grace is always willing to listen to our concerns and share her perspectives with us.  We look forward to working with Grace for another four years.”

Mayor Lisa Middleton has also officially endorsed Garner, saying she is a second-generation Palm Springs resident with “deep roots strong passions.”

Middleton also said Garner is “an inspiration to the youth and elders of our city.” Garner is the only Latina on the City Council, which is comprised of three women and two men.

“Grace is the child of Veterans,” Middleton said. “I have seen and believe in her commitment to those who have served our country.”

Earlier this week, Garner also received the endorsement of the Desert Stonewall Democrats,

There is often significant debate about whether endorsement really matter or make a difference. Suffice it to say that these endorsements matter. Why? Because last month her sole opponent accused her of falsifying endorsements, specifically those of the PSPOA and Middleton. She was claiming that she had them when technically she did not. Middleton told Uken Report at the time that she was in “thoughtful conversation” with Garner.

“The incumbent’s casual approach to the truth so early in this race appears to be a pattern and we must hold each other to a higher standard than this,” Nevins said at the time. He filed a request with the City Clerk and the Fair Political Practices Commission to have Garner’s Candidate Statement revoked for “inaccurate information.”

With the endorsements securely in Garner’s column, it appears her candidate statement is indeed accurate.



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