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Riverside County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Council Member; City of Palm Desert Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Results as of November 20 4:47pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24/24)
(35 Writein Votes 0.19%)
Candidates (Vote for 2)
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Jean M. Benson 7,773 votes 41.83%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Served on the Palm Desert's first city council in 1973
  • Elected to Palm Desert's city council in 1984
  • Re-elected in 1993 and 1997
  • First Woman Mayor, Palm Desert, 1988
  • Mayor/Mayor Pro Tem --Palm Desert 3 terms
  • Chairman, Chairman, Riverside Advisory Committee to Children and Families First Commission
  • Child Care & Children's Issues
  • Advocate for Affordable Housing for Palm Desert
  • Senior's Issues
Jim Ferguson 7,585 votes 40.81%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Palm Desert City Council, 1997-Present, Mayor 2000-2001
  • Cove Communities Services Commission, 1997-Present, Chairman 2001-2002
  • Palm Desert Planning Commission, 1995-1997
  • Press Secretary to Senator Barry Goldwater, 1984-1987
  • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, 2001
  • Admitted to the Bar, State of California, 1993
  • Public Safety
  • Revitalizing Neighborhoods
  • Economic Development
Terry L. Scheurer 3,226 votes 17.36%
  • Occupation: City Commissioner / Businessperson
  • Chairman Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Chairman Roads & Transportion Committee
  • Chairman Schools & Education Committee
  • Chairman Arts & Culture Committee
  • Company President-HOA Certified Management
  • Financial Analyst/Computer Consultant
  • Complete General Plan-Traffic Flow/College Campus/Parks
  • Feasibility of Muncipal Utilities-Electrical/Gas
  • Annexation North of I-10

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