Mayor hopes to retain seat
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.
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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.