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KESQ Voter Guide: Scott Matas

  • Occupation:
    • Mayor of Desert Hot Springs
  • Relevant Experience:
    • Small Business Owner
    • Has been on the City Council since 2007
    • Active member of the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club
  • Personal Information:
    • Born and raised in Desert Hot Springs
    • Age: 48
    • Wife: Victoria
    • 5 children & 1 grandchild
    • 20-year volunteer with the Desert Hot Springs Volunteer Fire Company
    • Spent almost 20 years coaching and umpiring for Desert Hot Springs Little League

Matas has been the mayor of Desert Hot Springs since 2015. In 2018, he was re-elected to the position with 66.8% of the vote.

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.

Jesus Reyes


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