City of Palmdale Council member Frederick Thompson announces to seek re-election for District Two

Palmdale-Councilman Frederick Thompson has announced today that he will seek re-election, for District Two on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

The City Council appointed Fred Thompson to a vacancy on its board, council voted unanimously in a motion to appoint Thompson to Councilwoman Laura Bettencourt’s vacated seat. Making the former Palmdale School District trustee the first African-American to serve on the council.

Thompson was elected in Palmdale’s Nov. 8, 2013 election, but he was prevented from being seated when a Los Angeles Superior Court judge voided the election in December due to the ongoing California Voting Rights Act lawsuit.