Town Council Candidate Art Bishop: Profile

By Shanita Miles
High Desert Daily
(Victor Valley)–Town Council candidate Art Bishop was raised in Orange County where he went to high school in Costa Mesa with his, now, wife.
Bishop and his wife were married in 1970 and hew was drafted into the U.S. Army four months later. They were sent to Germany, where daughter Angela was born and in 1972 Bishop returned to the U.S. He worked in his family’s floor covering business in Huntington Beach, where he managed the day-to-day operations and in 1975 his son Aaron was born.
“We fell in love with the High Desert when we used to come visit my father’s pistachio ranch in Lucerne Valley,” Bishop said. “We decided to move the family to land we purchased in Lucerne. My wife saw an ad for a firefighter in the paper, and I applied, which started my career in the fire service.”
Bishop became the Division Chief for the City of Victorville in 1989. It was then the he and his family moved to Apple Valley. In 1998, he started with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District as Division Chief and later as Chief of the fire district.
Bishop was appointed, in 2004, director of the Mojave Water Agency. In 2008 he became president of the MWA and is up for re-election this November.
Bishop has a lot of experience in governmental budgeting and has been attending town council meetings for 14 years. Additionally, he has been on numerous public organizations such as the AV Police Athletic League (PAL) and women’s shelters just to name a few.
Being part of the MWA has given Bishop the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in working with state legislatures and elected officials in Washington. In the past 8 years, he has helped to bring in approximately 58 million in grants. He mentioned that he feels “experience with Mojave Water [Agency] will be a major asset to Antelope Valley.”
“Because of my experience and background with the Water agency, I feel that I can do more and serve the town better being on the council.” Bishop said; he went on to say “I believe I can help with more issues that are more pertinent to the town.”
“One of the more critical issues is the development of the North Antelope Valley Industrial Park” Bishop replied, when asked what issues he felt were pertinent.  He concluded in saying “I want to improve the quality of our growth by bringing in quality investors to the high desert to bring about good quality growth.”

Shanita Miles – High Desert DailyAntelope Valley

Town Council candidate Art Bishop was raised in Orange County where he went to high school in Costa Mesa with his, now, wife.
Bishop and his wife were married in 1970 and hew was drafted into the U.S. Army four months later. They were sent to Germany, where daughter Angela was born and in 1972 Bishop returned to the U.S. He worked in his family’s floor covering business in Huntington Beach, where he managed the day-to-day operations and in 1975 his son Aaron was born.
“We fell in love with the High Desert when we used to come visit my father’s pistachio ranch in Lucerne Valley,” Bishop said. “We decided to move the family to land we purchased in Lucerne. My wife saw an ad for a firefighter in the paper, and I applied, which started my career in the fire service.”
Bishop became the Division Chief for the City of Victorville in 1989. It was then the he and his family moved to Apple Valley. In 1998, he started with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District as Division Chief and later as Chief of the fire district.
Bishop was appointed, in 2004, director of the Mojave Water Agency. In 2008 he became president of the MWA and is up for re-election this November.
Bishop has a lot of experience in governmental budgeting and has been attending town council meetings for 14 years. Additionally, he has been on numerous public organizations such as the AV Police Athletic League (PAL) and women’s shelters just to name a few.

Being part of the MWA has given Bishop the opportunity to gain a lot of experience in working with state legislatures and elected officials in Washington. In the past 8 years, he has helped to bring in approximately 58 million in grants. He mentioned that he feels “experience with Mojave Water [Agency] will be a major asset to Antelope Valley.”
“Because of my experience and background with the Water agency, I feel that I can do more and serve the town better being on the council.” Bishop said; he went on to say “I believe I can help with more issues that are more pertinent to the town.”

“One of the more critical issues is the development of the North Antelope Valley Industrial Park” Bishop replied, when asked what issues he felt were pertinent.  He concluded in saying “I want to improve the quality of our growth by bringing in quality investors to the high desert to bring about good quality growth.”

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