2020 Election

PALMDALE — Jalisa Burton, a fifth potential challenger to Mayor Steve Hofbauer, pulled nomination papers for the Nov. 3 election.

Hofbauer qualified for the ballot on July 22. His other potential challengers include Councilwoman Laura Bettencourt, who represents Council District No. 3. Bettencourt filed her nomination papers on July 22. Also possibly running are Xavier Flores, project director for Pueblo Y Salud; former Palmdale City Councilman Rick Norris; and Tonya Alenna Schofield, according to information provided by the City Clerk’s office.

Councilman Austin Bishop, who represents Council District No. 1, filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. Bishop faces four potential challengers. Challenger Chance McCrary qualified for the ballot on Tuesday. Coffee 4 Vets President Juan Blanco filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Bishop’s other potential challengers are Brittany Wyre and Eynelys Vinson.

Mayor Pro Tem Richard Loa filed qualified for the ballot to retain his seat representing Council District No. 2. Loa’s potential challengers are Marine Corps veteran and business owner Ollie McCaulley and Glenda Clark.

No further updates were available Friday.

Lancaster Planning Commissioner attorney Rutger Parris pulled nomination papers on Friday to run for Antelope Valley Community College District governing Board Trustee Area No. 3 seat currently held by trustee Lew Stults. Former Antelope Valley Union High School District and Keppel Union School District trustee R. Michael Dutton pulled nomination papers for the Trustee Area No. 1 seat held by Board President Laura Herman, according to information posted on the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Web site.

The Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District Board of Education race added another name. Potential challenger Chad C. Wadsworth pulled nomination papers on Friday for the two-year, unexpired seat held by appointed incumbent Brandon Roque. Roque pulled his nomination papers on July 23.

Trustee Michael Fox filed nomination papers on Wednesday. Board Clerk Tim Jorgensen filed his candidate papers on July 23. Challenger Dee Holland pulled nomination papers on Monday, according to information on the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website.

Keppel Union School District Board President Dominique Ballante filed nomination papers on Friday to retain her seat.

The list of potential candidates in the Palmdale School District Board of Education race continues to grow. Anthony L. Hunt is the fourth potential challenger to pull nomination papers for a seat on the Board. Challenger Marcos T. Alvarez filed his candidate paperwork on July 24. Challenger Erika G. Alverdi filed her papers on Wednesday. Challenger Enaya Hanbali filed papers on Thursday.

Palmdale resident Enaya Hanbali is the third potential challenger to pull candidate nomination papers for a seat on the Palmdale School District Board of Education.

Board President Dennis Trujillo and trustee Sharon Vega pulled their nominations the first week of eligibility.

Kevin Von Tungeln pulled nomination papers on Friday for the Antelope Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors. Other candidates for the Healthcare District Board of Directors are President Abdallah Farrukh, Treasurer Kristina Hong, and Michael Rives.

In Kern County races Robert Vincelette pulled nomination papers for the Southern Kern Unified School District Board of Education. Vincelette last ran for the Board in November 2018, when he finished ninth out of 10 candidates

Board Clerk Carol Robinson also pulled nomination papers to retain her seat.

Challenger Alfred Wallis pulled nomination papers for the Rosamond Community Services District Board of Directors. Wallis last ran for the Board in November 2018, when he finished fifth out of six candidates.

No further updates were available by press time.

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