David Paul

Lancaster Mayoral candidate David Paul, pictured here in 2006 during his first campaign for mayor, will challenge Mayor R. Rex Parris in the City of Lancaster’s April 14 municipal election.

LANCASTER — Lancaster resident David Paul, who regularly attends City Council meetings in addition to the various commission meetings, will challenge Mayor R. Rex Parris for his seat in the April 14 election, as will Aubray McPherson.

Paul filed his nomination papers Friday. He previously ran for mayor in 2006, then again in 2008, when Parris won his first term as mayor.

Paul challenged Parris again in 2010, 2012 and 2016.

“I’ve always felt I’d be a better mayor than Rex,” he said. “It’s Rex’s insolence to people. He doesn’t need to do that. He doesn’t need to be rude and arrogant.”

The City Clerk’s Office, on Monday, provided an update on who filed for the seats.

According to the most current information, Councilman Ken Mann and challenger Kam Koford filed nomination papers for the City Council. Councilman Darrell Dorris’ seat is also up for election and he also filed nomination papers.

Anyone interested in running for a seat on the City Council can pick up nomination papers at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 44933 Fern Ave. The terms for mayor and the two council seats are three years, 11 months.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and live within Lancaster’s city limits. They must also be 18 years of age or older and registered to vote within the city at the time nomination papers are issued.

In addition, candidates cannot be on parole for the conviction of a felony. They are required to pay a $25 filing fee.

The April 14 municipal election will be an all-mail ballot election.

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