PALM SPRINGS – The field of residents eyeing the open seat in District 2 has swelled by one bringing to four the number of people to date who have their eyes on the seat. Chantal L. Sanchez has filed a Candidate Intention Statement with the City Clerk’s office.


Chantal L. Sanchez

Sanchez, a real estate agent for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, is the fourth person to announce her intentions for District 2.

The others are Adrian M. Alcantar, 36, owner of Adrian Alcantar Hair Studio & Spa; Peter J. Maietta, 51, an interior designer; Carlton (Carl) A. Baker, 57, director of Legal & Legislative Affairs for Desert AIDS Project.

Those who have filed a California Form 501 to win the District 1 seat are Scott D. Myer, 57,  a Civil Rights Attorney; Les Young, 67, a retired banker; Summer H. Morris, undisclosed age, a self-described entertainment executive, philanthropist, and humanitarian; and Grace E. Garner.

Geoff Kors, 58, incumbent Mayor Pro Tem of Palm Springs is seeking re-election from District 3.  Michael Joseph Dilger, 45, who relocated from Manhattan to Palm Springs in April 2018, has filed a Candidate Intention Statement to oppose Kors.

Keep in mind that residents filing their FPPC Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) and Form 410 (Statement of Organization) are considered a potential candidate until such time as their official nomination paper has been filed and signatures have been verified, according to the City Clerk.

There could certainly be more residents wanting to run. The official nomination period for the Nov. 5 election is Monday, July 15, 2019 through Monday, August 12, 2019.

If you or someone you know has an interest in seeking one of the three open seats, here are the candidate qualifications for elected office:

  • Be registered to vote at their current residence in the City of Palm Springs.
  • Must reside in the district in which they are running.
  • Obtain not less than 80 nor more than 120 voter signatures on the Nomination Paper.
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California.

Contact the City Clerk’s Office at (760) 323-8204 to schedule an appointment for the issuance of nomination papers and the candidate manual. Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 6  p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Voters in Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be eligible to vote in the November election. The newly drawn district map is available by clicking here.

If you are not yet a registered voter, you may register by clicking here.

Image Sources

  • Chantal Sanchez: Facebook
  • Palm Springs City Hall: Shutterstock