R. Rex Parris secured the re-election for Mayor, which will be his fifth term in office
Today, the City of Lancaster held its 2020 municipal election. The election was an all-mail ballot in which the Mayor’s seat and two Council seats were open for the full-term of three years eleven months.
R. Rex Parris secured the re-election for Mayor, which will be his fifth term in office. Parris was first elected to the mayor’s seat in 2008 and was then re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2016.
“I am honored to be able to serve the people of my hometown,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Over the last 12 years, we have made strides in our community. We are one of the most innovative cities in the world when it comes to clean energy and have improved the quality of life for our residents. I cannot wait to continue building a City that is known for its economic and environmental sustainability, commitment to design excellence and relentless modernization.”
Parris’s opponents included Aubray McPherson, David Paul, Leslie L. Underwood, and Kurtis K. Wilson.
Ken Mann was elected to his fourth term in office. Mann was first elected to Council in April 2008 and has been involved in various community boards including the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles County Sanitation District No. 14, and Destination Lancaster.
Darrell Dorris secured the open second seat, one that he was appointed to in December 2019. Dorris was appointed as Deputy Mayor in May 2017 and currently serves as the Pastor at the Living Faith Cathedral in Lancaster. He has been a member of the Antelope Valley since 1998.
Other candidates included Shawntwayne Cannon II, Christian D. Green, Kamera “Kam” Kofod, Frances “Fran” Sereseres, and Jeremiah Westbrook.
Also on the ballot was Measure B, an increase to the transient occupancy tax paid by hotel, motel and other lodging guests staying in the City of Lancaster from 7% to 9%. The Measure, which did not pass, would have increased the City’s annual revenue by over $640,000.
LANCASTER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Mayor Candidate(s) Votes Percent
R. REX PARRIS (N) 6,482 69.28%
DAVID PAUL (N) 1,230 13.15%
AUBRAY MCPHERSON (N) 613 6.55%
LESLIE L. UNDERWOOD (N) 605 6.47%
KURTIS K. WILSON (N) 426 4.55%
LANCASTER CITY GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Member of the City Council
Candidate(s) Votes Percent
KENNETH "KEN" MANN (N)4,92330.15%
DARRELL L. DORRIS (N)4,49627.54%
CHRISTIAN D. GREEN (N)2,79817.14%
JEREMIAH WESTBROOK (N)1,96612.04%
FRANCES "FRAN" SERESERES (N)1,2157.44%
SHAWNTWAYNE CANNON II (N)4973.04%
KAMERA "KAM" KOFOD (N)4312.64%
LANCASTER CITY SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION - MEASURE B
Shall the City of Lancaster adopt an ordinance increasing the transient occupancy tax paid by hotel, motel, or other lodging guests staying within the City of Lancaster for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days or less by 2%, providing approximately $642,537.23 in increased annual revenue to the City?
Via: City of Lancaster /Press Release/Facebook Official City Page
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