- Relevant Experience:
- Former Desert Hot Springs Mayor (2013-2015)
- Former Desert Hot Springs Councilmember (2011-2013)
- Worked as a marketing director for a legal cannabis clinic
- Personal Information:
- Desert Hot Springs resident since 1997
- Age: 62
- Former President and CEO of the Desert Hot Springs Boys and Girls Club
- 25 years of experience in local youth programs
- Social Media:
Sanchez was first elected to the Desert Hot Springs City Council in 2011 and was elected mayor in 2013 which he served for one-term. In 2015, Sanchez lost to current mayor Scott Matas.
The mayor of Desert Hot Springs typically serves two-year terms, however, this will be the first mayor to be elected for a four-year term. In 2018, residents passed Measure V which extends to the term length but places a two-term limit for mayors.