Steve Pougnet

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Steve Pougnet
At the Desert AIDS Project 29.jpg
Steve Pougnet (far left), Morgan Fairchild (left), Manny Perez (right) and Jim Casey (far right) at the Desert AIDS Project on December 1, 2009.
20th Mayor of Palm Springs
Assumed office
December 5, 2007
Preceded by Ron Oden
Member of the Palm Springs City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1963-04-27) April 27, 1963 (age 51)
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Christopher Green (m. 2008)
Children Beckham Pougnet
Julia Pougnet

Stephen P. "Steve" Pougnet (born April 27, 1963) is a politician and current mayor of Palm Springs, California.

Pougnet's term will expire in 2015.[1] Pougnet is a member of the Democratic Party. Pougnet is openly gay.[2]


Steve Pougnet currently resides in Palm Springs, California. Pougnet started his life for the service of the public when he was elected to the Palm Springs City Council back in 2003.[3]


  • 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.
  • Serves on the Riverside County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee.


Steve Pougnet has a partner named Christopher, and he also has two children named Beckham and Julia.[3]


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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "City of Palm Springs: Mayor & City Council". Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ " - Corner of Hollywood and Gay". Retrieved 2013-12-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "About Steve Pougnet". California Democratic Council. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Felci, Erica (June 9, 2010). "Easy win for Rep. Mary Bono Mack". The Desert Sun. Retrieved June 9, 2010. [dead link]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ron Oden
Mayor of Palm Springs, California
December 5, 2007–present
Succeeded by