CATHEDRAL CITY —  JR Corrales, who owns Premier Fitness in this community, has his sights set on winning the District 2 seat in the Nov. 3 election.

JR Corrales, 38, has worked as a personal trainer for more than seven years.  He has worked with children as young as 10 years old and adults at 96 years old. “I love working with all ages because it provides an amazing challenge,” he writes on his website.

He is one of two people seeking the seat. The other is Nancy L. Ross.

Ross and her husband, Bob,  own and operate three apartment complexes. They have two properties in Oregon and one in Palm Springs where they have a 5-plex that they rent as low-income housing,.

.This is  the first time voters will elect a District 2 representative,  Until now the seat has been an t-large seat filled by Mayor John Aguilar. He chose not to seek re-election.

Uken Report has posed similar questions to  all candidates in District 1 and District 2. Following are the responses from JR Corrales.

Uken Report (UR): Why specifically are you running?

JR Corrales: I am specifically running because I feel the city needs me. We need young representation in our City Council. Someone who knows the neighborhood they represent. Someone who was raised here. I’m invested in my city and want to see it prosper!

UR: Family? Children?

JR Corrales: I’ve been married eight years and have three amazing children.

UR: How long have you lived in Cathedral City?

JR Corrales: I have lived in Cathedral City since I was 7 (31 years).

UR: What qualifies you to serve on City Council?

JR Corrales: I feel I qualify to run for City Council because I am a long-term resident. I am a proud business owner. I see the potential our city has. I am running because I have a passion and understanding of our community. I graduated from Cathedral City High School and have always had a passion for politics.


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