INDIO – Glenn Alan Miller, who served for more than five years as district director for former state Sen. Jeff Stone, has been tapped to fill the identical role for newly elected state Sen. Melissa Melendez.

“Glenn Miller brings a wealth of knowledge and years of experience serving the people of the Coachella Valley and will be a valuable asset to this office,” Melendez told Uken Report. “His willingness to listen and to help people in the community is exactly the quality of service the people of the 28th State Senate District expect and deserve.”

Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, secured a decided victory in a special election in May to fill the 28th state Senate District that Sone vacated last year.

The district, which includes about 1 million constituents, is racially and economically diverse. The sweeping 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.

“Glenn is one of the hardest-working local elected officials I have ever known or worked with,” Stone told Uken Report. “He is a true altruist that is guided by his generous and compassionate heart. He has always been there to lend a helping hand through his service or his personal checkbook to assist those less fortunate than himself. He is known and respected throughout the Coachella Valley and the Temecula Valley as a public servant that is always willing to give 150% to help those  communities and beyond.”

Miller, a member of the Indio City Council who is currently serving a one-year rotation as mayor, said he considers the appointment a “fabulous and amazing honor.”

As district director, he will oversee the staff in the two district offices in Indio and Murrieta and address constituent services in the district as he works to help them solve their problems, whether it an individual or business. He works with city, county, state, federal, and tribal authorities.

“Helping people solve their problems is an honor,” Miller said. “It’s exciting. Every day is different. It’s all about the people and helping them make a better life for themselves. I get to meet so many people I wouldn’t ordinarily get to meet. There are so many good loving people in the district. I think there is a lot of miscommunication about what this office can do.”

The challenge of the job, he said, is that given the vastness of the district, he can’t get to every issue he would like.

“I am looking forward to learning from Sen. Melendez and helping meet her goals for the 28th Senate District to make it the most successful District in California,” Miller said.



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