| Ron Oden|
Mayor of Palm Springs
| Steve Pougnet|
| Stephen P. Pougnet|
April 27, 1963 (age 52)
Flint, Michigan, United States (1963-04-27)
Christopher Green (m. 2008)
Mayor of Palm Springs since 2007
Beckham Pougnet, Julia Pougnet
Michigan State University
Steve Pougnet Wikipedia
Stephen P. "Steve" Pougnet (born April 27, 1963) is an American Democratic politician who served as the mayor of Palm Springs, California from 2007 to 2015.
Pougnet was born in Flint, Michigan. Pougnet earned his Bachelor of Arts in business from Michigan State University in 1985 and later started his life of service to the public when he was elected to the Palm Springs City Council in 2003. Pougnet is currently awaiting arraignment on corruption charges. He is free on $25,000 bail.Vice Chairman of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG)
Chairman of the Energy & Water Conservation Subcommittee
Vice-Chairman of the CVAG Energy and Environment Committee
Vice Chairman of Sunline Transit Agency, the region’s public transportation management organization
Board Member of the Palm Springs Desert Resort Convention Visitors Authority
Member of the Riverside County Transportation Commission.
Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee.
Pougnet is openly gay. He married Christopher Green in 2008, and they have two twin children named Beckham and Julia.
In 2010, Pougnet ran unopposed in the June 2010 primary election to win the Democratic nomination for the United States House of Representatives seat representing California's 45th congressional district. In the November 2010 election, he ran against American Independent Bill Lussenheide and Republican incumbent, Mary Bono Mack. Bono Mack defeated both Pougnet and Lussenheide in the general election.