Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club Ramps Up Profile

PALM DESERT — Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club has hosted Coachella Mayor Steve Hernandez and Palm Springs Mayor Grace Garner. It is now broadening its political embrace to the 41st Congressional District.

On Friday, July 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Palm Desert Greens Democratic Club will host Will Rollins, the Democratic Congressional Candidate from District 41. The meeting will be held at the Palm Desert Greens Rec Center.

Rollins is seeking a rematch in 2024 with long-time GOP Rep. Ken Calvert after losing a competitive race to him in 2022. The 41st district, which was redrawn, that includes a large portion of the Coachella Valley.

Rollins, a former federal prosecutor who lives in Palm Springs, lost by about 11,000 votes against Calvert in last year’s general election, after breaking out of a larger field of primary candidates. With more than 236,000 votes cast, Calvert won by about 4.5%.

Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in Southern California. He’s from a family of both Republicans and Democrats.

“He’s running for Congress because the threats to our democracy and to our communities that first led him to run for office are still there, and Ken Calvert’s record of extremism and corruption is only making things worse.” Club President Ralph Perry said in announcing Rollins’ appearance. “Will is running to fight back against corruption in Washington and end the toxic divisions that prevent Congress from getting things done for working families.”

Democrats consider California pivotal to the party’s efforts to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2024.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has already named CA-41 as one of its initial 33 targets for 2024. Additionally, House Majority PAC announced a $35 million California Battleground Fund, stating that “a Democratic resurgence in California represents one of House Democrats’ best paths back to the Majority.”

In addition to Rollins, Rob Westwood, past president of Democrats of the Desert, will also speak about banning assault rifles.





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  • Will Rollins and Paolo, his partner: Will Rollins