Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Councilwoman announced her run for Senate District 28 which encompasses the entire greater Palm Springs area stretching west to Temecula.

In a statement she writes, “I’m thrilled today to announce my campaign for State Senate District 28. I’m running to make a difference in Sacramento and be an effective voice for #SD28 by bringing pragmatic, practical solutions that will improve the lives of all Californians.

On the Palm Springs City Council, Lisa has helped improve local transportation systems, ensure full lived quality for LGBTQ residents, combat our climate crisis, supported local businesses, and worked to combat homelessness and enhanced affordable housing. Lisa also worked to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic particularly by enacting hero pay for essential workers, helping to distribute vaccines and PPE, and implementing some of the strongest COVID-19 protections in the state for tenants, workers, and local businesses.”

Additionally, Lisa currently serves on the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the Sunline Transit Board of Directors, where she works with partners from neighboring cities to provide high-quality transportation services to the region. She is also a dedicated regional and statewide leader as a member of the League of California Cities (Cal Cities) Board of Directors, including serving as Chair of the Cal Cities Revenue & Taxation Policy Committee, and the California State Department of Transportation Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force.

Prior to her election to the City Council, Lisa served as a member of the Palm Springs Planning Commission, Chairwoman of the Organized Neighborhoods of Palm Springs (ONE-PS), and Interim Executive Director of the Desert LGBTQ Center.

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