Antelope Valley Press endorsements


The Antelope Valley Press today offers its endorsements for the Nov. 8 election.

Here are the candidates we believe should be chosen:

U.S. PRESIDENT: Donald Trump (R).

U.S. SENATE: No endorsement.

CONGRESS, 23RD DISTRICT: Kevin McCarthy (R), Member of Congress.

CONGRESS, 25TH DISTRICT: Steve Knight (R), Member of Congress.

STATE SENATE, 21ST DISTRICT: Scott Wilk (R), Assemblyman.

ASSEMBLY, 36TH DISTRICT: Tom Lackey (R), Assemblyman.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR: Kathryn Barger, chief deputy supervisor.

PALMDALE MAYOR: James C. Ledford, incumbent.


1ST DISTRICT: Roxana Martinez, appointed incumbent.

2ND DISTRICT: Either incumbent, Frederick C. Thompson or Steven D. Hofbauer, is a commendable choice.

3RD DISTRICT Laura Bettencourt, former councilwoman.

4TH DISTRICT: Sandy Corrales, former school board member.

ANTELOPE VALLEY HEALTH CARE DISTRICT (Three seats): Kristina Hong, registered nurse; Dr. Abdallah S. Farrukh, incumbent; and Berna Lee Mayer, incumbent.


DIVISION 4: Justin G. Lane, small businessman/rancher.

DIVISION 7: Gary L. Van Dam, dairy farmer/businessman.

CALIFORNIA CITY MAYOR: Jennifer A. Wood, incumbent.

CALIFORNIA CITY COUNCIL (Two seats): Rick Warren, appointed incumbent; and Inge M. Elmes, business owner.

ACTON-AGUA DULCE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (One seat): Either Amy M. Frank or Ken Pfalzgraf.

SOUTHERN KERN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (Two seats): Scott Starkey, incumbent; and Patrick Reader, deputy sheriff.

ROSAMOND COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT (Two seats): Byron Glennan, incumbent; and J. Russell Williford, retired mine supervisor.

ROSAMOND MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (Three seats): No recommendation.


OFFICE 11: Steven Schreiner, deputy district attorney.

OFFICE 42: Efrain Matthew Aceves, deputy district attorney.

OFFICE 84: Javier Perez, deputy district attorney.

OFFICE 158: David A. Berger, deputy district attorney.


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