Mayor hopes to re­tain seat

Antelope Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE - By JULIE DRAKE Val­ley Press Staff Writer

Palm­dale Mayor Steve Hof­bauer pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Mon­day to re­tain his seat. Mon­day was the first day of the can­di­date nom­i­na­tion pe­riod, which con­tin­ues through Aug. 7.

Hof­bauer, a for­mer coun­cil­man, was first elected mayor in Novem­ber 2018, end­ing for­mer mayor Jim Led­ford’s 26-year reign.

Xavier Flores, who ran un­suc­cess­fully against Led­ford in Novem­ber 2016, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Mon­day to chal­lenge Hof­bauer, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the Palm­dale City Clerk’s Of­fice.

Mayor Pro Tem Richard Loa, who was ap­pointed to Hof­bauer’s Coun­cil District 2 seat in De­cem­ber 2018 to com­plete the last two years of the un­ex­pired term, also pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Mon­day.

Eight can­di­dates have pulled pa­pers for six lo­cal School Board races, ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion posted on the Los An­ge­les County Regis­trar-Recorder/County Clerk’s of­fice.

Ac­ton-Agua Dulce Uni­fied School District Board Clerk Tim Jor­gensen pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day to re­tain his seat. Jor­gensen was first elected in Novem­ber 2018 to com­plete the un­ex­pired term of the late Larry Lay­ton.

An­te­lope Val­ley Union High School District Board Clerk Jill McGrady, who rep­re­sents Trustee Area No. 2, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers Tues­day to re­tain her seat.

Palm­dale School District trustee Sharon Vega pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Mon­day to re­tain her seat on the School Board. Vega, a re­tired teacher from the district who served as pres­i­dent of the Palm­dale El­e­men­tary Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, was first elected in 2015.

Den­nis Tru­jillo, who serves as pres­i­dent of the Palm­dale Board of Ed­u­ca­tion, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day. He was ap­pointed to the School Board in May 2014 and won a full term in Novem­ber 2015.

Lan­caster School District Board Trustee Keith Giles, who rep­re­sents Trustee Area No. 1, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day to re­tain his seat.

West­side Union School

District Board Vice Pres­i­dent Steve De­marzio and Trustee Chris Grado, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day to re­tain their seats.

For the An­te­lope Val­ley-East Kern Wa­ter Agency, Di­rec­tor Justin G. Lane, who rep­re­sents Divi­sion 4 and Di­rec­tor Au­drey T. Miller, who rep­re­sents Divi­sion 6, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day.

Kathy Mac Laren, vice pres­i­dent of the Palm­dale Wa­ter District’s Board of Di­rec­tors, pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day to re­tain her Divi­sion 4 seat.

Board Trea­surer Glo­ria Diz­mang also pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers on Tues­day. She rep­re­sents Divi­sion 3.

In the Kern County races, Mo­jave Uni­fied School District Board Pres­i­dent Larry Adams pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers to re­tain his seat. Rosa­mond Com­mu­nity Ser­vices District Di­rec­tor By­ron Glen­nan pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers also.

Mo­jave Air and Space Port Di­rec­tor An­drew Parker pulled nom­i­na­tion pa­pers.

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