CATHEDRAL CITY — Rita Lamb, who has the full-throated support of a majority of her City Council colleagues and a year of experience on the dais, has her sights set on winning re-election to a four-year term in District 1 on Nov. 3.
Lamb has one opponent: Alan Carvalho, 66.
On Election Day, Cathedral City will hold an election to elect two members to the City Council, one to District 1 and one to District 2. Both terms are for four years and will expire in November 2024. Nancy Ross and JR Corrales are vying for the District 2 seat.
Uken Report has posed a set of similar questions to all candidates to help introduce them to the public.
Uken Report (UR): Occupation?
Rita Lamb: City Councilwoman for Cathedral City; former elementary school principal
Rita Lamb: No response
UR: Why specifically are you running?
Rita Lamb: Cathedral City is my home and it is a privilege to give back to my community. I am drawn to public service and as former school principal and councilwoman, I am a steady hand in these uncertain times.
UR: Family? Children?
Rita Lamb: Married to David. One son, John, and daughter-in-law, Julie.
UR: How long have you lived in Cathedral City?
Rita Lamb: I have lived in Cathedral City for 20 years and the Coachella Valley for 40.
UR: What qualifies you to serve on City Council?
Rita Lamb: I am committed to my community. I bring a disciplined voice and collaborative nature essential to public service when considering policies that benefit residents and business. During this past year as councilwoman, I have expanded my understanding of city government through study, training and listening to residents, business owners, colleagues and staff.
UR: How would you describe yourself?
Rita Lamb: Disciplined, trustworthy, collaborative and hardworking. I do what I say I’m going to do. A good sense of humor. Optimistic.
UR: You filed a restraining order last year against Alan Carvalho who is now your only opponent. How will you approach your campaign against him or with him?
Rita Lamb: I will continue to focus on the residents and work to enhance their quality of life.
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