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53 local seats up for grabs in November

Deadline to file as a candidate is Aug. 10

Local residents may still be taking it easy in the mid-July summer heat, but for the region’s politically minded, Monday is the beginning of a hectic campaign season.

Local residents seeking to run for local office have plenty of chances to do so this year, with a total of 53 local seats up for grabs.

Fourteen local municipal offices are up for election in this election cycle:

• Two of the five Adelanto City Council seats

• Two of the five Apple Valley Town Council seats

• In Barstow, the mayor, two city council members, the city clerk and the city treasurer

• Two of the five Hesperia City Council member positions

• Three of the five Victorville City Council positions

Thirty local school district positions will be on the ballot:

• Two Adelanto School District board positions

• Two Apple Valley Unified School District board positions

• Three Barstow Community College governing board positions

• Three Barstow Unified School District board seats

• Two Helendale School District board positions

• Two Hesperia Unified School District board seats

• Two Lucerne Valley Unified School District board positions

• One Oro Grande School District board member

• Three Rim of the World Unified School District board members

• Two Silver Valley Unified School District board members

• Two Snowline Joint Unified School District board members

• Two Victor Elementary School board positions

• Two Victor Valley Community College District board members

• Two Victor Valley Union High School District positions

Nine local special district positions are also up for grabs:

• Three Apple Valley Fire Protection District director positions

• Two Hesperia Recreation and Park District board members

• Four Mojave Water Agency director positions

Candidates in local elections can begin picking up the paperwork to file for office on Monday. Candidates looking to run for Town Council in Apple Valley or City Council in Adelanto, Barstow, Hesperia or Victorville would stop by the office of the city clerk in their community to pick up the paperwork. For all other local races, the paperwork is available from the Registrar of Voter’s office in San Bernardino. The paperwork must be turned in by Aug. 10.

Those not planning on running for office, but just voting, have it easier: As of July 8, there are already 157,727 residents in San Bernardino County’s 1st District registered to vote, including 53,285 registered Democrats, 63,493 registered Republicans and 31,581 voters who have registered as non-partisan.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Oct. 22.


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