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Desert Stonewall Democrats – November 8th General Election Endorsements. Gary Gardner is Endorsed! See All Of Their Endorsements Here. See Their Positions on Ballot Propositions Too.

Posted on September 25, 2022

Desert-Stonewall Democrats

November 8 General Election Endorsements

Note that endorsement of these candidates by DSD does not always mean that they have also been endorsed by the RCDP or the California Democratic Party.

Candidates seeking endorsement:
Download the currently used Candidate Questionnaire (which may change with each election cycle as the situation warrants) and return it by email to Candidates also are interviewed by the DSD PAC and then recommendations are given to the general membership which makes the final decision on endorsements. Endorsement is only available to candidates who are registered Democrats.

  • Christy Holstege 47th California Assembly District Learn More
  • Denise Delgado Coachella Mayor Learn More
  • Derek Marshall 23rd California Congressional District Learn More
  • Dr. Frank Figueroa Coachella City Council Learn More
  • Gary Gardner Desert Hot Springs City Council Learn More
  • Grace Garner Palm Springs City Council, District 1
    (Note: The vote count for this endorsement is here.)Learn More
  • Jeffrey Bernstein Palm Springs City Council, District 2 Learn More
  • Dr. Joel Kinnamon Desert Community College, District 4 Learn More
  • Raul Ruiz M.D.25th California Congressional District Learn More
  • Raymond Gregory Cathedral City City Council, District 5 Learn More
  • Ron deHarte Palm Springs City Council, District 3 Learn More
  • Will Rollins 41st California Congressional District Learn More
  • Lanny Swerdlow San Gorgonio Healthcare District
  • Marcus Miceli Desert Water Agency, Division 1
  • Yurema Arvizu Coachella City Council Learn More
  • Patricia Leal-Gutierrez Desert Recreation District Division 1 Learn More

The following are the recommendations by the Executive Board of the CA Democratic Party on the propositions that will appear on the November 8 ballot .

Ballot Propositions

Proposition 1 – YES Protects the fundamental right to reproductive freedom, defined as the right to abortion and to choose or refuse contraceptives, by adding these rights directly into the California State Constitution.

Proposition 26 – NEUTRAL Legalizes sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks.

Proposition 27 – NO Legalizes online sports betting. Out of State corporations would get 90% of the profits leaving little to fight homelessness. It also directly attacks the sovereignty of CA Native Americans.

Proposition 28 – YES Provides additional funding for the arts and music K-12 education in public schools.

Proposition 29 – YES Dialysis patients deserve protection under the law. Prop. 29 will help ensure they receive safe treatment in dialysis clinics under the care of a doctor or another highly trained clinician in case of emergencies, without risk of infection, and without discrimination.

Proposition 30 – YES Taxes annual personal income over $2 million to fund wildfire prevention, clean air and climate change programs. NOTE: Governor Newsom and others are opposed, but the CDP voted Yes with little debate.

Proposition 31 – YES Protects kids from Big Tobacco by upholding the current ban on the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and minty-menthol cigarettes, saving countless lives and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars annually.

Learn more at Ballotpedia

Past Endorsements

Judge Burke Strunsky
Riverside County District Attorney (2022 Primary)

Laura Garcia
Riverside County Superior Court Judge

Francisco Navarro
Riverside County Superior Court Judge

Eric Isaac
Riverside County Superior Court Judge

Richard Swanson
Riverside County Superior Court Judge