Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 8 / 22 February 2018

Former EQCA ED enters Palm Springs City Council race

Geoff Kors, the former longtime executive director of Equality California, announced Tuesday that he’ll seek a seat on the Palm Springs City Council in November.

(Palm Springs City Council candidate Geoff Kors. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

(Palm Springs City Council candidate Geoff Kors. Photo: Rick Gerharter)

“It’s an exciting time for our city,” Kors said in a March 17 email. “Palm Springs is undergoing a major and much-needed revitalization.”

Kors, 53, added that the decisions being made today “will have an impact for decades.”

“It is essential that we maximize this opportunity to grow our economy and do so in a sustainable manner that keeps what is special about Palm Springs,” Kors said. “It is also important that every member of our community participates in our success.”

Kors currently serves as the government and policy director for the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights. He led EQCA for nine years, instituting a rebranding for the statewide LGBT organization and growing its membership. He stepped down in 2011, saying he felt the time was right for him to do something different.

Kors was one of several executive committee members for the No on 8 campaign in 2008.

Palm Springs voters will elect a mayor and two council members November 3. The filing deadline for candidates is August 7.

Kors and his husband, Palm Springs school board member James Williamson, have lived in the desert city for several years, relocating from San Francisco after Kors stepped down from EQCA.

For more information about Kors’ city council race, visit his campaign website at

— Cynthia Laird, March 17, 2015 @ 3:09 pm PST
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