District 3

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Ron is your neighbor and is motivated to serve the public interest.

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Palm Springs has five districts of the City Council. District 3 is in the central part of West Palm Springs and generally covers between Vista Chino and Ramon Rd, and Sunrise and the mountains. It has approximately 9,500 residents, encompasses the Palm Springs Unified School District, and shares constituents with California's 41st congressional district, the 42nd state assembly district, the 28th senate district, and one Riverside county supervisor.

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Why Now?

Ron first thought of running for city council while working on community projects with George Zander, who passed away in 2015 after sustaining a hate crime injury. George Zander’s decades of social justice and human rights advocacy inspired him. He worked for the entire community and bucked the status quo. George planted the seed and Ron was asked to run but was not yet ready to be a politician, focusing his energy on working with nonprofits, providing empowerment opportunities for youth, and raising awareness of the vast diversity of our city. 

 

Today, after fifteen years of service with a focus on international human rights and community service, Ron is now ready, prepared, and eager to work for the residents of District 3 as their City Council Representative. Ron brings a balanced perspective on issues related to safe streets, economic development, and infrastructure.  His past service to the community clearly shows that he is committed to doing the right job for the right reasons.  Now is the time for Ron to bring his experience to the Palm Springs City Council.  He is not a politician and he doesn’t have a special interest agenda.  He believes that effective government leadership reflects the people it serves.

Inspired. Motivated. Ready.

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Ron's local, national, and international recognition and honors

Ron’s service and commitment to the Palm Springs community has been recognized by many organizations including:

  • The Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau presented him with the 2018 Santa Rosa Award in recognition of destination excellence. 

  • The Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Community Spirit Award

  • Safe Schools Desert Cities Champion of Youth Award

  • The AIDS Assistance Program Herb Lazenby Community Service Award

  • The Human Rights Campaign’s Advocate for Equality Award

  • The Desert Business Association’s Outstanding Community Service Leader Award

  • LA Blade’s Desert Visibility Award

 

In addition, Ron has been named to the Desert Charities News Men in Philanthropy, recognized as Person of the Year by the Consolidated Association of Pride, and being honored by the Comunidad Orgullo GLBT Tijuana as International Friend of the Year. 

 

These awards and honors represent Ron’s lifelong commitment and passion for many causes he supports and his history of civic engagement culminating in his run for Palm Springs City Council in 2022.

Recognized in the Community

"Ron's work in the community and leadership of the Human Rights Commission demonstrate his commitment to serve the city and his life experience will bring a valuable perspective to city council." 

 

Geoff Kors,

Palm Springs City Councilmember

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