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Candidates beginning to stack up in local races

A total of 16 candidates have so far indicated an interest in running on the November ballot for Hesperia offices.

The nomination filing period opened July 16 and runs through 4:30 p.m.

Aug. 10. By that time, candidates must file the papers they’ve pulled and get clearance to officially be in the race.

There is no fee to pull or file papers. An optional cost is a candidate statement on the November ballot, which the Registrar of Voters estimates will cost $1,387.

City Council race

Ten potential candidates had pulled papers as of press time indicating their interest in running for two seats open on Hesperia City Council.

Both incumbents — Paul Bosacki and Mike Leonard — pulled papers, according to city clerk records.

The other eight interested candidates include:

• James Blocker

• Dennis De Hay

• Chris Elvert

• Brent Farr

• David Holman

• Don Parkman

• James Roberts

• David Tellis

No candidates had filed papers as of Monday morning.

Those interested in running for the Hesperia City Council can stop by the city clerk’s office in Hesperia City Hall at 9700 Seventh Ave. For more information, call (760) 947-1007.

HUSD race

Three candidates are running for two open seats on the Hesperia Unified School District board.

Current board president Christopher Bentley has pulled and filed his papers to run for reelection, including opting to print a candidate statement, according to records from the San Bernardino County Registrar.

Challengers Cody Gregg and Marcy Kittinger had also pulled papers as of Friday evening, the latest records available from the Registrar at press time. Neither had filed the paperwork yet.

The other HUSD incumbent, board member Anthony Riley, won’t be running for reelection. That means the deadline to file will be extended by another five days until Aug. 15.

Would-be school board candidates should stop by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office at 777 East Rialto Ave. For more information, call (800) 881-VOTE.

Park district race

Three candidates have pulled and filed papers to run for two open director seats with the Hesperia Recreation and Park District.

Both incumbents — Bob Chandler and Jack Hamilton — have filed their paperwork, including candidate statements.

Andrew “Andy” Cowan is also running for a park district director seat and filed his papers July 20.

Would-be park board candidates should stop by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office at 777 East Rialto Ave. For more information, call (800) 881-VOTE.


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