Four more Hesperians threw their hats into the ring for the November 4 election this week.

Dennis K. Arquette and Lawrence E. Henson picked up the paperwork necessary to run for city council this week from city hall. They have until August 8 to return the completed forms, or August 13 if one of the two incumbents does not run for reelection. Further information about the men was not available at press time.

They join Russ Blewett, Paul Bosacki, Rochelle Garner, Mark Kirk and Mayor Mike Leonard in the ranks of possible city council candidates. Leonard's fellow incumbent, Councilman Tad Honeycutt, has said he will not be running for a third four-year term in office.

Hesperia Chamber of Commerce board member Chris Lindsey picked up the paperwork to run for a seat on the Hesperia Unified School District school board from the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters on Friday.

Erin Bakas of Victorville (the Hesperia Unified School District's boundaries are not the same as the city of Hesperia's boundaries) also threw her hat in the ring.

They join Bruce Henson, Eric Swanson, Frank Rich and Anthony Riley on the list of possible school board candidates. Incumbents Bruce Minton and Helen Rogers are not expected to run for reelection.

Incumbents Bob Chandler and Jack Hamilton are the only people as of Friday afternoon currently looking for the two seats available on the Hesperia Recreation and Park Board.

Would-be city candidates must have their completed paperwork returned to the office of the Hesperia City Clerk (for city council candidates) or the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters (for school or park board candidates) by August 8 at 5 p.m. The deadline is extended until August 13 if one or more incumbents on a governing body choose not to run for re-election.

For more information about the city council candidacy process, call 947-1027. For more information about the school or park board candidacy process, call (800) 881-8683.

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.