Endorsements

I support Scott Matas for Mayor of Desert Hot Springs because he is by far the most qualified candidate running. Few people understand the broad range of issues and concerns that effect the citizens of DHS as much as Mayor Matas does. Few people understand the complexity of issues involved with overseeing a City government as much as he does. He understands the implications of the financial decisions the City makes, and he champions fiscal constraint and sensible use of tax revenues. While other city governments suffer financially due to Covid 19, our City Government, though financially challenged, is much better off than other cities in the Coachella Valley because of Scott Matas.

I also support Scott Matas because he has maturity. He is often the “adult in the room”, quick to call for civility and rationality, always pointing out the facts and calling for reasonableness and compromise. He is a thoughtful and compassionate person who listens to, engages with, and advocates for all DHS citizens. He always sets out to do what is best for DHS and its residents. Covid 19 has created challenges for DHS. I don’t trust anyone more than I trust Scott Matas to meet those challenges.

- James Nindel
- Patricia Iraheta
Care Taker

Our mayor has done an excellent job of leading us out of our financial crisis into a period of financial security. He has provided strong and steady leadership during the pandemic.

- Larry Buchanan
Planning Commission Chairman

I like our direction. Let’s keep it going!

- John Tinker
- Roland Gentner
- Dana Johnson
Director of Food Now

A leader who knows how to lead.

- Reverend Paul Miller
- Karen Kady
Realtor

Mr. Mayor is always available to help our kids anytime he is asked. Our Mayor has done so much more for the city!

- Tim Ingram
Director Camp of Champions Children's Charity
- Dirk Voss
Former Planning Commission Chairman

Scott Matas has both the experience to understand the Mayor’s role well and a strong connection with the very fiber that makes up his community. Scott has been hands-on in Desert Hot Springs since he was young, and no one has more knowledge of the civic history or a better grasp on all the complex issues that the city faces.

As an involved and home-grown resident, Scott makes connecting with the citizens of Desert Hot Springs a top priority, and has an understanding of our collective wants and what the less fortunate and underrepresented need. Scott is open and welcomes citizens of all backgrounds, walks of life, and creed into his office and ensures their voices are heard.

However, perhaps most importantly, he has proven himself to make things happen realistically and responsibly. Under Scott’s leadership, we have an increase in development and jobs, an increase in civic diversity groups, development of better-structured youth and senior programs, our community has become safer, and this is all while building reserves and keeping the city’s budget healthy. While many of these areas still need improvement, I would trust the person who has brought tangible results to keep us going down this path.

The choice is clear. Vote Matas for Mayor.

- Michael R. Burke
Owner of BurkeMedia Productions, Past President of Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club

Scott Matas has our endorsement for Mayor. He has done great things for the City of Desert Hot Springs.

- Lee & Barbara Eastman

I support and endorse Scott Matas for re-election as Mayor of Desert Hot Springs in November 2020. He has proven himself to be a strong leader and a man of integrity and good judgment. While these qualities are always important in choosing a leader, they are especially vital during this time of economic stress created by a worldwide pandemic.

- Russ Martin
Mission Springs Water District Director

Scott Matas has always been and will always be a caring leader of all residents in Desert Hot Springs. I strongly endorse him to lead our city for the next four years.

- Samuel ZzeniaMessler
Immediate Past President of DiversityDHS; Past President of Rotary Club of Desert Hot Springs

Stable, honest, informed leadership.

- Ronald Gilbert
Retired

We have known Scott for about 16 years and he has consistently been a strong leader, patient, calm, the voice of reason in the room. Our city has prospered under his leadership and we need that to continue.

- Jeff & Judy Bowman