53 Local Seats Up For Grabs In The High Desert

By Shanita Miles

(Victor Valley)–Local residents desiring to run for local office in the High Desert have plenty of room for opportunity this year.  There are a total of 53 local seats up for grabs in November.

Fourteen local municipal offices are up for election in this cycle as well.

  • 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 paperwork to file for office on Monday, July 23, 2012 and it must be turned in by Friday, August 10, 2012.  In Apple Valley, Adelanto, Barstow, Hesperia or Victorville; candidates looking to run for Town Council or City Council, should stop by the office of the city clerk in their respective community.  For all other local offices, the paperwork is available from the Registrar of Voter’s office in San Bernardino.

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