INDIO — Telling Uken Report that “life has changed,” Lupe Ramos Amith, serving a one-year rotation as mayor, confirmed she will seek reelection in District 5 when her term expires in November. Glenn Alan Miller is also seeking reelection.

“Truth is my life changed and the city is in a positive trajectory that I don’t want to see interrupted,” Ramos Amith said. “The vision we established years ago, has now reached its pinnacle, driven by the pressing needs of our community and the enthusiasm of our local entrepreneurs. Our dedicated staff has fully embraced this vision, incorporating it into our annual activities under the guidance of our city manager. As a result, what you witnessed today is a direct reflection of this concerted effort, and commitment over the years.

Ramos Amith was born and raised in Indio and has served on the Indio City Council since 2004. She served the City as Mayor from 2007- 2008, 2010-2011, 2014-2015 and 2018- 2019.

Glenn Alan Miller’s term also expires in November. He is currently serving a one-year term as mayor pro tem. He officially kicked off his reelection campaign in February.

“It has been my honor to serve all the residents of Indio these past several years; however, there is still much work to be done. For example, the revitalization of downtown Indio is finally becoming a reality with the opening of new restaurants and businesses, and I want to see the completion of this important project. I also want to ensure that our Police and Fire Departments continue to expand and modernize their respective services to provide a safe and vibrant City for our residents.”

Miller, who represents District 1, said his experience, dedication and teamwork skills are a consistent voice for the residents, businesses and staff that is needed to continue the City of Indio’s growth.

During Miller’s past 15 years on the Indio City Council, he has donated back his entire City Council salary to various charitable and civic organizations throughout the Coachella Valley.

He is also the Coachella Valley Representative for California Congressman Ken Calvert for the 41st Congressional District.


“My track record showcases a proven ability to collaborate, find common ground, develop effective solutions, and objectively analyze information to make informed decisions for our City Council,” Ramos Amith states on her website.

Ramos Amith has deep roots in her community. Her parents were immigrants working in the agricultural community, and she attended Indio High School. She earned an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from the College of the Desert and received her Non-Profit Advanced Certification from University California Riverside.

Additionally, Ramos Amith has worked to ensure the implementation of numerous infrastructure project budgets that have benefited the region such as the Jefferson Street inter-change, the CV Link, the City of Indio’s Street rehabilitation project, the Park Master plan improvements, the new Public Safety campus and two new Fire stations. These total project values have exceeded a billion dollars and have greatly enhanced the landscape of our community.

Lupe continues to dedicate her time to the business community as a Bilingual Business Consultant for the Small Business Development Center while overseeing the day-to-day activities of her small businesses.

Councilmember Ramos Amith continues to put her experience to use in her City Council duties where she is a consistent advocate for balanced budgets and responsible spending.


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