Mayor Pro Tem
My name is Steve Sanchez, your Mayor Pro Tem. I had the honor of serving my country for 8 years as a United States Marine including one campaign in Iraq. As a long time resident of the desert, I hope to help improve and maintain what makes La Quinta such a wonderful place to live.
A true community leader
• Former Board of Directors for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Desert: Helps children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors.
• Board of Directors for Leadership Coachella Valley: Designed to identify, motivate and develop future community leaders.
• Board of Directors for Young Scholars Association: Helps students through mentorships and scholarships that want to use their education and skills to better the Coachella Valley.
• Former Board of Directors, La Quinta Chamber of Commerce: Promotes and enhance business growth, civic well-being and a sound quality of life.
• Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Indio Chamber of Commerce: A unified voice advocating for a strong business community and a vibrant economy.
• Former Co-Chair for Animal Samaritans annual fundraiser: A non-profit animal welfare organization committed to eliminating the euthanasia of adoptable animals.
• Former participant in The Girlfriend Factors annual fundraiser: Provides renewable educational grants and emotional support to adult women who choose to improve their position in life through higher education and occupational training.