As we look ahead to November's elections, Palm Desert Patch is devoted to brining you the information you need about every race in town.
Bookmark this page and check back frequently for the latest on the candidates and issues. Here are some that locals are already talking about:
President Barack Obama: Obama carried traditionally conservative Riverside County in 2008. But with his approval under 50% nationally, how will RivCo vote? Will his give him a local surge?
GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former governor rampaged through California, picking up 80% of the vote in the June primaries. Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack endorsed Romney .
Dr. Raul Ruiz: the Democratic challenger for Congress is getting from the National Democrats for the November elections.
Assemblymember Brian Nestande: With the redrawing of Assembly districts, can the Republican from Palm Desert hold popularity in the new portions of the district?
Mark Orozco: Democratic challenger from Beaumont. Will his background as an educator with strength in the Banning-Beaumont-Hemet areas be enough to win?
Mayor Bob Spiegel: The Honorary Mayor's City Council seat is up for re-election this November. When appointed mayor, he said he'd be .
City Councilmember Bill Kroonen: Also on the November ballot, Mayor-Pro Tem Kroonen has .
Van Tanner: Member of the Planning Commission, looking for a seat on Council.
Aurora Wilson: Wife of the late Supervisor Roy Wilson, announced her candidacy for City Council in February.
Ron Moers: Retired private banker, making his first Council run.
Susan Marie Weber: Has run for Palm Desert City Council previously. Currently on the City of Palm Desert Audit, Investment & Finance Committee.
Terry Wood: Former Coachella Valley Teacher of the Year making her first run at City Council.