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ENDORSEMENTS

Ron has received support from residents, business owners, organization leaders, elected officials, and community leaders.

Take a look at who has endorsed Ron!
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest

  • Victory Fund

  • Sierra Club

  • Democrats of the Desert

  •  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 440 (IBEW)

  • United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1167

  • Inland Empire Business PAC

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

  • Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO; San Bernardino/Riverside Counties

  • Palm Springs Firefighters Association Local 3601

  • Palm Springs Police Officers Association

  • Public Employees Association of Palm Springs

  • Equality California

  • Desert Stonewall Democrats

  • HONOR Pac

  • Moms Demand Action - Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

  • Los Angeles Blade

  • Gay Desert Guide

  • The Standard Magazine

  • Thehomoculture.com

  • Desert Daily Guide

  • Fight Magazine

  • The RAGE Monthly

Business Leaders

  • Adam Gilbert

  • Andy Linsky

  • Barbara Barrett

  • Blu Brian

  • Brad Fuhr, Publisher Gay Desert Guide

  • Brad Heart. Associate Publisher The RAGE Monthly

  • Brian Rix

  • ​Brian Swinford

  • Brian Webb, Thehomoculture.com

  • Bruce Smiley-Kaliff

  • Burt Akkaraporn, Pepper's Thai

  • Celeste M. Brackley, Ace Hotel

  • Chad Gardner

  • Chad Sain

  • Cliff Young, Coachella Valley Coffee

  • Clark Dugger

  • Cory Isaak

  • Daniel Caldwell

  • Dan Kiser

  • Darrell Baum, Wabi Sabi Japan Living

  • David Perry, David Perry & Associates

  • David Powell, Executive Director Desert Business Association

  • Dean Lavine, Blackbook

  • Dimitrios Halkidis

  • Donal Brophy, Idyllwild Pictures

  • Doug Johnston

  • Elizabeth & Mark Ostoich

  • Emrhys Cooper, Idyllwild Pictures

  • Fred Noble

  • Gail Christian, Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

  • Garth Gilpin

  • Glenn Alexander, Small Business Owner

  • Greg Filippone

  • Gregory Goodman, My Little Flower Shop

  • Harold Matzner

  • Ian Struthers, LCSW

  • Jay Jones, Publisher The RAGE Monthly

  • Jay Nailor

  • Jeff Hocker, Jeff Hocker Productions

  • Jennifer Seymour, Hunters Palm Springs

  • Jeremy Proctor, Bill Proctor & Associates Insurance Services

  • Jilska Chandrasena, We Are One United, Director of Community Engagement & Mental Health Services

  • Jim Hollenbeck, Hollenbeck and Associates

  • Joe Spinelli

  • John McMullen

  • John Shay

  • John Taylor, KGAY 106.5 morning host

  • Kate Concannon Castle

  • Keith & Desley McCormick, Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions

  • Lauren N. Nile

  • Liz Ostoich

  • Linda Lewis

  • Lonnie Landers

  • Louise Minnick

  • Lucy DeBardelaben, Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival

  • Lynn Hammond

  • Mariah Hanson

  • Margaret Keung

  • Mark Ariel, The FIGHT Magazine, managing editor

  • Mark Ostoich

  • Mark Jizrawi

  • Mark Seymour, Hunters Nightclubs

  • Mark Van Laanen, On The Mark

  • Michael C. Green, President Desert Gay Tourism Guild

  • Michael Flannery

  • Michael Sullivan

  • MiShell Modern

  • Nicholas Snow

  • Nino Eilets, Publisher The Standard Magazine

  • Randy Steele

  • Rob Giesecke, Chill Bar

  • Robert Byhre

  • Rocky Wood, BIKE Palm Springs Rentals & Tours

  • Rudy Morales, Morales & Galindo Group 

  • Sean K Heslin

  • Simeon Den, Simeon Den Wellness

  • Stephen K Heslin

  • Stuart Bell

  • Tim O'Bayley

  • Tony Marchese, Trio Palm Springs

  • Tony Torres, BIKE Palm Springs Rentals & Tours

  • Tyler McLean

  • Vincent Corrales

  • Will Page, Publisher Desert Daily Guide

  • William Sanderson, Townie Bagels

  • Willie Rhine, Eight 4 Nine Restaurant and Lounge

Community Leaders / Members

  • Aaron Zieder

  • Alan Carvalho

  • Alex McCune

  • Alyssia Parks, High School Teacher

  • Andre Carthen, Brothers of the Desert

  • Anne Hewett

  • Araceli "Cheli" Mohamed

  • Barbara Tayler

  • Becky Flores

  • Beth Wexler

  • Bonnie Cashman

  • Breanna Zieder

  • Brian Earp

  • Brian Eggert

  • Brian Wanzek

  • Brian Webb

  • Brock Bennett

  • Bruce R. Weiss

  • Bryan Reyes, Chief of Police, Palm Springs Police Department, Ret.

  • Byrke Beller

Community Leaders / Members - continued

  • Carol Balasa

  • Carol Ohara

  • Carolyn Caldwell

  • Charis McGaughy

  • Charles Brobeck

  • Charlie Roddy

  • Chip Gray

  • Chris Wilmore

  • Christine L. Hammond, co-president PFLAG of the Desert

  • Christopher Parman

  • Craig Ramsay

  • Dana Springer

  • Dan Kiser

  • Daphne Zieder

  • Darrell L. Tucci

  • David Gray

  • David Haugland

  • David Kelly

  • David Lahti

  • David LeRoy

  • David Monaghan

  • David Weiner

  • David White

  • Del Shores

  • Denise Anderson

  • Dennis E. De Groot

  • Dorothy Ridley

  • Doug Hairgrove

  • Doug Oostdyk

  • Douglas Woodmansee

  • Ed Gran

  • Eric Ornelas

  • Eva DeHart

  • Gail Chadbourne

  • Garth Gilpin

  • Gary Costa

  • George Applegate

  • Gloria Kapp

  • Greg Anderson

  • Greg Filippone

  • Greg L Johnson

  • Greg L Rodriguez

  • Gwendolyn Morgan

  • Harold Peterson, Retired Veteran

  • Helen Wegener

  • Ian Struthers, LCSW

  • Irene Franks

  • J.d. Horn

  • Jacqueline Miller

  • James Bullard

  • James Williamson

  • Janine Bryant

  • Jayce Tappy

  • Jean-Guy Lachance

  • Jeff Denean Jones

  • Jeff Pluth

  • Jeffrey Norman

  • Jessica Luciano

  • Jim Ginillie

  • Dr. Joel Kinnamon

  • Joel Robbins

  • John Warden

  • John Williams

  • Julie Rankine

  • Julie Spira

  • Dr. Rabbi Julian King

  • Katelyn Morgan

  • Kathy Morgan

  • Keisha D

  • Keith Gran

  • Kelly Watson

  • Kenny Cassady

  • Kenton Twidt

  • Keri Swanson

  • Kerrie Stone

  • Dr. Klarissa Beller

  • Kyle Zieder

  • Lee Wilson, Jr.

  • Lewis Baranello

  • Lilly Hanner, Student Representative Palm Springs Human Rights Commission

  • Linda DeMarco

  • Linda Stevens

  • Lyndon Marquez

  • Mandy Carter, co-founder National Black Justice Coalition

  • Marge Gran

  • Marge Hewett

  • Mark Nelson

  • Marla Tappy

  • Mary Jane Schovaers

  • Matthew Stocker

  • Maureen Burl

  • Melanie Jones

  • Michael Amaro

  • Michael Miletic

  • Mike Balasa

  • Mike King

  • Mitch Battersby

  • Nancy Worthington, M.F.A.

  • Nick Edwards

  • Pamela R. Genevrino

  • Paul D. Sanders

  • Paulina Angel

  • Peter Bretschneider

  • Peter East

  • Rabbi David Lazar

  • Ray Chance

  • Ray Warman

  • Rev. Benita A. Ramsey

  • Rich Weissman

  • Richard Rubin

  • Rob Bracken

  • Robb Cooper

  • Robert Huesca

  • Robert Roth

  • Ron Wheeler

  • Ron Williams, retired Palm Springs photographer

Community Leaders / Members - continued

  • Ronni Sanlo

  • Roy Ravenstahl

  • Ruth Debra, Desert Stonewall Democrats

  • Samuel and Tedd Zzenia Messler

  • Sarah Robinson

  • Scott Balson

  • Sherry Fulton

  • Silvia Signoret

  • Sly Zelnys, co-president PFLAG of the Desert

  • Stefan Hill

  • Stephanie Hoffman

  • Steve Hermann

  • Steve Moses

  • Sue Darger

  • Susan Thronson

  • Susie Borovina, RN.

  • Thom Bettinger

  • Todd Dempsey

  • Todd Wheelan

  • Tom Kirkman, former Executive Director, SAGE of CA

  • Tom Oliver

  • Tony Mataras

  • Tori St. Johns

  • Waide Aaron Riddle

  • Warren Woody Wood

  • Wes Winter, Executive Director, Mizell Center

  • William Wheeler

Elected & Appointed Leaders

  • California State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins

  • Aftab Dada, Hilton Palm Springs, and Palm Springs International Airport Commissioner

  • Al Jones, Library Board of Trustees, former City Commissioner Palm Springs Airport Commission

  • Ann Sheffer, former Chair Palm Springs Arts Commission

  • Brett Klein, former Commissioner Palm Springs Sustainability Commission

  • Carl Baker, Commissioner Palm Springs Sustainability Commission

  • Christy Holstege, Palm Springs Councilmember, former Palm Springs Mayor

  • David Anderson, Parks & Recreation Commission

  • DeeAnn Hopings, Cathedral City Arts Commission

  • Denise Chappell, former Vice-Chair Palm Springs Human Rights Commission

  • Donna Shepherd, Vice-Chair Palm Springs Human Rights Commission

  • Dr. Les Zendle, Desert Healthcare District President

  • Dr. Tom Davis, former City of Castle Hills, Texas, City Council Member

  • Ed McBride, former President Library Board of Trustees

  • Geoff Kors, Palm Springs Councilmember, former Palm Springs Mayor

  • George Gastil, City Councilmember City of Lemon Grove

  • Ginny Foat, Retired Nonprofit Executive, and former Councilmember

  • Glenn Flood, Palm Springs Human Rights Commissioner

  • Hugo Loyola, Palm Springs Human Rights Commissioner

  • J.R. Roberts, former Palm Springs Councilmember, and current Planning Commissioner

  • Jim Flanagan, former member Sustainability Commission

  • Joe Jackson, former Chair Sustainability Commission

  • John Bolton, Palm Springs VillageFest Board

  • John Heilman, Former Mayor of West Hollywood

  • Les Young, former chair of the Palm Springs Parks & Recreation Commission and President of the Palm Springs Police Advisory Board

  • Lisa Middleton, Mayor Palm Springs

  • Raymond Gregory, Cathedral City Council Member

  • Richard Altman, board member Desert Gay Tourism Guild

  • Dr. Robert McCann, Sustainability Commission

  • Ron Oden, former Mayor City of Palm Springs

  • Russell Pritchard, Chair Palm Springs Art Commission

  • Shelley Kaplan, former Cathedral City Councilmember

  • Sid Craig, Vice Chair Measure J Commission

  • Timothy S. Wood, Palm Springs Unified School District Trustee