Legal & Financial

ProudParenting dad elected to Rancho Mirage City Council

ProudParenting member – scottmhines – has won a seat on the Rancho Mirage, California City Council in a tight race that may include a recount. The win came despite being targeted by automated robo-calls and flyers distributed to the city’s 9,500 residents insinuating that having a gay man on city council would “infect the city’s government.”

Final results show the gay father of four [pictured with one of his children] edged out city Planning Commissioner Ira Laufer by 11 votes.

The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the results making the official tally 1,795 votes for Hines and 1,784 votes for Laufer.