November 8, 1995 in Nation/World

Queen Won’t Be Mayor

Associated Press

Mayoral candidate Kitty Cole, a 6-foot-5 drag queen who called for putting the party back in Palm Springs, finished fourth in a field of nine but declared “mission accomplished.”

“I made the point that Palm Springs loves decadence, and I want to bring decadence back to Palm Springs,” Cole said after Tuesday’s vote.

Cole collected 271 votes, or 2.9 percent. Winner Councilman Will Kleindienst won with 4,372 votes, or 46.7 percent.

“They told me I would be lucky to get more than one vote,” Cole said.

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