Three new candidates file paperwork indicating they plan to run for City Council
Palm Springs City Hall.

Three new candidates file paperwork indicating they plan to run for City Council

Kendall Balchan image

Kendall Balchan

 - 

May 3, 2022

A trio of local residents indicated recently they will challenge other candidates who formally announced they are running or seeking re-election for Palm Springs City Council seats up for grabs in the upcoming General Election.

Daniel Algazi, Thomas Reinhard, and Julia Kabik filed paperwork at City Hall in April stating they intend to be on the ballot for Council positions in districts 1, 2, and 3 respectively. None have made a formal announcement.

Algazi, who is listed as the owner of DA Computers on Crossley Road, would be up against incumbent Mayor Pro Tem Grace Garner in District 1. If re-elected, Garner will make history as the city’s first Latina mayor. She announced her decision to seek re-election in January.

Reinhard, the owner of Classic Custom Woodworks, would be running against incumbent Dennis Woods — should he announce his intention to seek re-election — and local business owner Jeffrey Bernstein, owner Destination PSP and chair of the Measure J Oversight Commission. Bernstein formally announced his candidacy in January.

In District 3, Julia Kabik says she is intending to challenge Ron deHarte, who is seeking to fill the seat being vacated by former mayor and current Councilmember Geoff Kors. DeHarte is the President of Palm Springs Pride and also chairs the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission. He also announced his candidacy in January.

The Post reached out to Algazi, Reinhard, and Kabikeach but has not yet heard back from them.


More information: Need to register to vote? You can do that here.

Sign up for news updates.

Receive vital news about our city in your inbox for free every day.

100% local.

The Post was founded by local residents who saw gaps in existing news coverage and believed our community deserved better.

Scroll to Top