Glenn Miller began campaign fundraising in 2019

INDIO – Long before the coronavirus pandemic choked the Coachella Valley economy and long before the dawn of 2020, Glenn Miller was fundraising for his re-election bid to the City Council in the Nov. 3 election.

To that end, Miller has more than $56,000 cash on hand, according to his campaign disclosure forms. Between July 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019 Miller received $53,093 in contributions. Between Jan. 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020, he received $3,850. His total expenses were $8,350 for the latter timeframe.

Miller, first elected to the City Council in 2008. is seeking another four-year term, representing the District 1 seat.  Erin Teran, a registered nurse, is his sole challenger.

Some of his noteworthy contributors are state Sen. Melissa Melendez, former state Sen. Jeff Stone, Committee to Re-elect Mark Carnevale, Peace Officers Research Association, I-10 Auto Mall Dealers Association, Indian Springs Golf Club, Empire Polo Club, Fiesta Ford, The Jewel Fate Co, and the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians.

Teran, a registered nurse at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, reported total contributions of $11,888 for the period July 1, 2020 to Sept. 19. 2020. Total expenses were $,121.

Some noteworthy contributors to her fundraising efforts are Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Christy Holstege Coachella City Councilor Megan Beaman-Jacinto, Desert Stonewall Democrats, United Steel Workers District 12, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, and Elizabeth Romero for Senate 2020.

Beyond fundraising, Teran has something money cannot buy. She has endorsements from Indio City Councilmembers Waymond Fermon and Oscar Ortiz, Both political newcomers in 2018, Fermon and Ortiz handily unseated two incumbents – longtime incumbent Michael H. Wilson and Troy Strange,

Neither Fermon nor Ortiz returned requests for comment.


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