INDIO — The California Desert Association of REALTORS (CDAR) have endorsed Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel “Manny” Perez. CDAR is a trade association that represents realtors, commercial practitioners, and affiliates throughout the Coachella Valley.

The support marks a trifecta of key endorsements Perez has captured in  the weeks leading up to the June 5 Primary. Last week, Perez received the endorsement of the Riverside County Medical Association. Earlier this month, the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association also announced its endorsement of Perez.

In announcing the endorsement, CDAR President Diane Busch said in a prepared statement:

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(Photo courtesy of V. Manuel Perez)

“The California Desert Association of REALTORS, who represent over 3,000 members in the Coachella Valley, are proud to endorse Supervisor Manuel Perez. Manuel has a long record of assisting small businesses and promoting entrepreneurialism. He also understands the importance of supporting the policies and programs that are needed to help make the dream of homeownership attainable for many local families. Manuel is a strong advocate for responsible economic policies that create jobs and prosperity in the Coachella Valley, and we urge you to join us in supporting his campaign.”

The California Desert Association of REALTORS was formed in 1958 to serve realtors in the Eastern portion of the Coachella Valley. The Association has since grown to serve over 3,000 realtors and allied industry professionals throughout the entire valley.

Perez is seeking election to the seat he now holds in the June election. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Perez to the District 4 seat, which covers the Coachella Valley, until the November 2018 election. He was appointed in May 2017 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.

The Fourth District covers the Coachella Valley and extends east to the Arizona border and south to the Salton Sea.