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DHS Mayor Survives Election- Loses Her Majority Vote

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DHS Sanchez to challenge Mayor Parks

Desert Hot Springs, The early results are in and Mayor Yvonne Parks has survived another term as Mayor beating out her challenger Councilman Adam Sanchez.  While it may be a reason for Parks to celebrate her victory, the defeat of her “3rd” voting block, Councilwoman Jan Pye, will be a game changer for Desert Hot Springs.

Parks was accused of holding back the bad news of this financially troubled city until after the election results.  This city may be heading for bankruptcy, again, as the results of the audit are revealed.  No where to be found, or held accountable, is the past City Manager, Rick Daniels, who took a job as City Manager of Needles, California.


The Desert Sun reports:

DESERT HOT SPRINGS — Incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Scott Matas managed to keep his seat in Tuesday’s election, but Councilwoman Jan Pye was knocked out of the race after a strong showing by challenger Joe McKee, according to unofficial final results.“I’d given this race to God about a week and a half ago, and I’ll wait to get the answer,” Pye said earlier in the evening before the numbers put her well behind McKee.


McKee, who was waiting anxiously for the numbers to come in at a gathering at the Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel, said his campaign’s message was strong.“We stressed the economic situation and the need to improve the median income,” he said. They also focused on the financial health of the city. “Presently, we are spending a lot more than we are bringing in, and that is an issue,” said McKee, a retired corporate manager.

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Margo Sturges

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Note: Margo Sturges has written many articles for Cactus Thorns and is the founder of Citizens4Change.info. Email contact: MargoSturgesYV(at)aol.com "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."- George Orwell

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