Candidates for the upcoming election in Desert Hot met Thursday Evening, September 12, 2013 at the High School auditorium. Participating were incumbent mayor Yvonne Parks and challenger John-Paul Valdez (councilman Adam Sanchez who is also a mayoral candidate was unable to attend due to his work schedule); incumbent council members Scott Matas and Jan Pye and challengers Joe Mckee and Robert Bentley.
Also speaking for a few minutes each during a break were Mission Springs Water District candidates Jeff Bowman and Nancy Wright (incumbents) and challengers Mary Jane Sanchez and Malcolm McCain.
Moderating the forum were radio personality Steve Kelly and Desert Sun political reporter Erica Felci.
A video of the event is available for viewing at mydesert.com
More photos by Bruce Montgomery of this event; just click!
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum candidates pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Heather Coladonato
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum council candidate Robert Bentley
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum councilwoman Jan Pye responding to question by moderators
DHS Candidates Forum Jeff Bowman incumbent seeking reelection to MSWD board of directors
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum Mayor Yvonne Parks
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum moderators Steve Kelly and Erica Felci
Candidates Forum MSWD board of directors candidate Mary Jane Sanchez
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum MSWD board of directors incumbent Nancy Wright
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum council candidate Joe McKee
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum mayor pro tem Scott Matas
2013 09 12 DHS Candidates Forum mayoral candidate John Paul Valdez articulating his position