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Steve Sanchez

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Steve Sanchez is ingrained in the fabric of his community and country. As a successful small business owner, former active duty U.S. Marine Sergeant, and board member for numerous non-profit organizations, Sanchez brings honor, perseverance and compassion to each of his endeavors. A public relations consultant Sanchez owns a full-service marketing and public relations firm based in the Coachella Valley. Before forming his marketing firm, Sanchez served as District Director to State Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia?s. Sanchez's duties included reaching out to constituents to make sure state government was readily accessible to them. Sanchez also coordinated with local government agencies and non-profits on state legislation. From an early age Steve Sanchez?s family instilled traditional values and the importance of service in him. His lifetime of service began with his decision to enlist in the U.S. Marines at age 19. At some points deployed 6 to 8 months at a time, Sanchez's tours included time in Japan, Guam, Tinian, Thailand, Kuwait and Iraq. During his service in Iraq, Sanchez's unit in Baghdad was instrumental in the initial push into Baghdad. We would give kids our MREs when we had extras. We were a combat unit but we found time to help locals rebuild their schools and communities. Like most in combat we experienced some very scary moments. Sanchez sits on the boards of the Indio and La Quinta Chambers of Commerce, and is a big brother with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Desert program. Sanchez is the past president of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Riverside County that advocates for abused and neglected youth in the foster system. Sanchez also served on the advisory committees of Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County, SafeHouse of the Desert, the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services and many more. Sanchez currently resides in La Quinta. He is a recipient of the Combat Action Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.