Palm Springs resident and DAP Health Board member, Scott Nevins, to officially launch campaign for City Council seat in District 1

PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs resident, and DAP Health Board member, Scott Nevins, will officially launch his campaign to run for a coveted seat on the Palm Springs City Council, District 1 on Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m. in front of Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way.

Nevins will challenge incumbent Grace Garner. Daniel Algalzi, the owner of the DA Computers and Rated Comics stores off of South Crossley Road, has also filed to challenge Garner for the seat.

“I’m excited to announce my candidacy for Palm Springs City Council, District 1,” Nevins said in announcing his candidacy. “I’ve always felt fortunate to live in the unique and wonderful City of Palm Springs. I have spent years working with national and local non-profit organizations to provide vital social and healthcare services to underserved communities. I became a Board Member at DAP Health and took my desire to help to a higher, more impactful level — but I kept thinking that there was more that I could do. Today is the first day of that “more”. I can’t wait to share my platform and plans with all of my neighbors in District 1, but more importantly, I look forward to listening to them, hearing their concerns and incorporating their input”.

Nevins’ campaign will be called “We Are One,” emphasizing the need to come together and work with each other, as a district, and as a city, to tackle the biggest issues facing Palm Springs “I believe that when we all work together, everyone wins. In District 1, where I live, I have seen so many issues go unaddressed, while my neighbors, businesses and organizations in the District feel ignored and underserved. We not only need a representative with new and innovative ideas, but also one who will show up and fight for every single resident in every corner of District 1 – and throughout all of Palm Springs. I want to be that representative. When elected, I will be singularly focused on the needs of our district and our city — I will not be a part time Council Member.”

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Learn more about Scott Nevins

Scott Nevins is an outspoken advocate, LGBTQ+ & HIV awareness activist, political news contributor, and community leader. As a Board Member at DAP Health, Scott focuses tirelessly on health equity, ensuring that his community has access to healthcare, affordable housing, fresh food, and safety networks. Scott co-chairs “The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards,” one of the Valley’s largest fundraising events, which supports a full spectrum of community healthcare needs. Scott’s work as a host, political commentator, event producer and fundraiser has given him a wide-ranging skill set in marketing, branding, public relations, and executing plans on time and under budget.

Born and raised in a blue collar home in Queens, New York, Scott’s early life was heavily influenced by the multicultural nature of the city and its boroughs. He’s always counted himself and his brother lucky to grow up in “the most diverse city in the world,” and at an early age he gained a deep respect for celebrating that diversity, and an inherent desire to stand up for the marginalized.

One of his grandfathers was a NYPD Lieutenant, his father, his other grandfather, and a number of extended family members were New York City firefighters, including Gerard Nevins (FDNY, Rescue 1), who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Scott’s father was a veteran, having served his country before becoming a firefighter, later injured in the line of duty, and retired to become a small business owner. His mother is a long-time healthcare worker. First responders are the backbone of his family, and they inspired him to use his voice and talents to help raise money and awareness for organizations that are on the forefront of fighting for those who need a champion.

Scott has produced events and raised funds for national and local organizations like HRC, PFLAG, God’s Love We Deliver, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, Bring Change to Mind, The Point Foundation, Safe House of the Desert, Justice and Soul Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the NY & Los Angeles LGBT Centers, OUT & Equal Workplace Advocates, The Actors Fund (now The Entertainment Fund), San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Front Runners NY, just to name a few.

Scott attended the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College, where he worked as a resident assistant to help cover the cost of housing. He took classes over the summer months, graduated early and moved to New York City to begin a career that would take him around the globe, performing his acclaimed solo shows to sold-out audiences, working with some of the industry’s biggest names, appearing on national TV on NBC, FOX, Bravo, CNN, CNN International and HLN, and hosting on Sirius Satellite Radio and KNews Radio. As a performer and TV personality, Scott gained national exposure on the BRAVO TV series “The People’s Couch,” and truTV’s hit show “truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…”. Most recently, Scott worked as a political contributor for

Scott was honored on OUT Magazine’s prestigious OUT100 list and is the recipient of the Out There Award and the Silver ADDY Award (from the American Advertising Federation) for his work as an LGBTQ+ and HIV Awareness Activist. He lives in Palm Springs, California with his husband, Philip, and their rescue dog, Wifi, who they adopted from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. Scott and Philip married in April of 2022 in Palm Springs, after 3 postponements spanning two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott is an uncle and godfather to Ozzie, Juniper, and Ace.

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