Councilmember Ted Weill Announces Re-election Campaign

RANCHO MIRAGE — Veteran, community leader, Councilmember, and former Mayor Ted Weill announced his re-election campaign for Rancho Mirage City Council today. He has served on the City Council since 2012 and is a 26-year resident of the city.

Weill is the second person this week to announce a bid for City Council. Earlier this week, Wayne Avrashow, a newcomer to this city, announced that he will seek a seat in the November election for a seat on the Rancho Mirage City Council. His theme is “Preserve, Protect, and Improve Rancho Mirage.”

The seats up for grabs are currently held by Ted Weill  and Michael O’Keefe. They are both 4-year terms and are elected at large, according to City Clerk Kristie Ramos.

In announcing his re-election campaign, Weill released the following statement:

“It’s been an honor to serve on the Rancho Mirage City Council for the past 12 years. I’ve worked hard every day to serve as an accessible, responsive, and effective advocate and deliver results for residents. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together, and I look forward to continuing to serve our great city. That’s why I am excited to announce my re-election campaign.”

Weill is a Navy veteran, retired business owner, City Councilmember, and former Mayor. Ted was first elected to the Rancho Mirage City Council in 2012, and became Mayor in 2016. Prior to serving on the Council, Ted served as the Chair to the city’s Planning Commission, and owned his own real estate business, giving him an important understanding of financial and land use issues.

Over the course of his three terms, he’s worked to keep neighborhoods safe, ensure fast emergency response times, responsibly manage our tax dollars, expand library and park services, and improve the delivery of city services.

Weill is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, and he earned an MBA from Pepperdine University. His long record of community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Hereditary Disease Foundation and as a founding family member of United Cerebral Palsy. Ted and his wife, Jenny, have lived in Rancho Mirage for 26 years, and have two children and five grandchildren.


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