Karina Quintanilla is the right leader at the right time for Palm Desert. Her pro-public health and pro-business approach quickly and responsibly gets our students back to school and workers back to work the right way. Her commitment to fighting COVID and prioritizing the health and safety of Palm Desert’s residents will help save lives, and keep schools and businesses open. She is the leader we need in the Palm Desert City Council and she has my endorsement.
Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz
Boardmember, Riverside County Office of Education
Councilwoman, City of Coachella, and District 1 Business Owner, Beaman Law
Councilmember, City of Palm Springs
Councilmember, City of Palm Springs
I’m proud to endorse Karina Quintanilla for Palm Desert City Council. Karina understands the day-to-day needs of Palm Desert’s constituents, such as dealing with the housing crisis, improving educational opportunities, and supporting small businesses. I am confident that she will improve transparency, equality and community engagement for the residents of Palm Desert.
Vote for Karina Quintanilla!
Councilmember, City of Indio
Karina is a dedicated public servant! She will be an advocate for the residents of Palm Desert and will fight for equity and representation for all. That is why I am supporting Karina for Palm Desert City Council District 1.
Frank C. Figueroa
Board Member, Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District
Former Mayor of Palm Desert
Desert Stonewall Democrats are proud to endorse Karina Quintanilla for Palm Desert City Council, District One. She is a tireless supporter of fairness and equal rights for all people including those in the LGBTQ community. Karina’s voice brings great value and will best represent the people of Palm Desert.
Desert Stonewall Democrats
As President of Democrats of the Desert and former President of Democratic Women of the Desert, I endorse Karina Quintanilla for Palm Desert City Council to represent District 1
President, Democrats of the Desert
Palm Desert Greens Democrats
It is my pleasure to inform you that the Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO has voted to grant our Committee on Political Education’s (COPE) endorsement to you in your bid for Palm Desert City Council, District 1. Your interest in the issues of concern for the working people of our communities is greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you and wish you the best on Election Day.
Political Director, Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO
We look forward to your being a key leader on many important environmental and environmental justice issues for the City and the larger Coachella Valley. I look forward to working with you as part of the Palm Desert City Council.
Political Chair, Tahquitz Group, Sierra Club
We are thrilled to announce that you have received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest. Based on your 100% commitment to Planned Parenthood and reproductive health, our board is truly honored to deliver an endorsement of your campaign. Thank you for your commitment to policies that improve the health and protect the privacy of women and their families.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
Freethought Equality Fund
Our endorsement squad thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you today and had a great appreciation for your qualifications, passion, and plans for the City of Palm Desert. We also noted and appreciated your progressiveness and track record of support for women. For all of these reasons and more, our squad voted to endorse your candidacy.
Comité Latino supports Karina Quintanilla, working mom and community leader. District One deserves equitable representation.
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Gabrielle Jackson, Retired Educator
I’m not unbiased in this election. Karina Quintanilla, running for District One, is the mother of a former student. When her daughter was on my robotics team Karina showed up to help, late into the evening, even though she was working full time. She values education above all else, not only for her own daughters, but for all the children of Palm Desert. She truly understands the struggles many residents are going through in this difficult time, dealing with Covid-19, all the trouble that came with it, not having reliable or adequate health and dental insurance, and taking care of a sick child while providing for her family. Also she is one of the most gracious people I know. She never takes a favor for granted and really listens when people talk to her. I hope she wins!
Dr. Kaitlyn Taylor DNP, AGACNP-BC, RN
Karina has consistently proven herself to be a highly capable, approachable, and dedicated community servant, able to maintain a composed and diplomatic demeanor in even the most trying of circumstances. If her enthusiastic commitment to the development of our community’s students and future leaders is any indication, she will prove to be an invaluable asset while serving as a city council member.
Kelly Schoenfeld BSN, RN, CEO of Lightning MD
I choose Karina Quintanilla as candidate for the office of Palm Desert City Council District 1. She is a tireless advocate for those under her care. We first became acquainted when she was a counselor at California State University, San Bernardino. I was a student enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program. Thanks to her help, I was able to go on and be hired directly into the ICU Trauma Unit at Desert Regional Medical Center- no easy feat. Without her constant attention to detail and dedication to my success, I would not be where I am today. I have since started a medical billing company, and I am also the CEO of Lightning MD, a software development company. In these days of politicians promising results and very rarely delivering, I believe that Karina will break that mold and listen to her constituents. There is no one more willing to hear the voices in her community and improve conditions for all. Her standard is excellence, and that is sorely needed in these difficult times. Karina is involved in many charity events and volunteer work. She has a solid gold heart, and has compassion rarely seen these days. I admire her greatly. For these reasons, I support Karina and believe that you should too. We all deserve better. Karina will deliver. Please join me in supporting her!
Rodolfo Curiel TRIO Program, UC RIverside
Ralph E. Perry Treasurer, Palm Desert Greens Democrats
Shire Ara Ways and Means, Palm Desert Greens Democrats