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Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The mayor’s post, a two-year term position, carries the same powers as a council position, but the mayor also chairs City Council meetings, signs documents on behalf of the city and serves as the city’s chief spokesman. Council members serve four-year terms. Frank Roberts, the city’s first mayor directly elected by voters rather than picked from among the council members, opted not to run for a sixth term. Roberts, a retired Antelope Valley College dean, said he intends to remain politically active. The filing period for the upcoming election was to have ended Jan. 13, but was extended to Wednesday because Roberts did not file to run for mayor and because Hearns decided to run for mayor instead of re-election to his council seat. Six candidates, three each for mayor and council, filed during the extended filing period – Mitchell, Sichley and Ware for mayor, and Abber, Price and White for council. LANCASTER – Six people are running for mayor and 10 are in the race for two council seats in Lancaster’s April 11 election. Running for mayor are Vice Mayor Henry Hearns, Irv Mitchell Jr., Gene Gaynor, David Paul, Doug Sichley and Peter Ware. Council candidates are incumbent Ed Sileo, Ron Smith, James Abedejos, Nellie Tillman, Janette Crawford, James Young, Barry White, Kenneth Williams, David Abber and Roger Price. Citizens had until Wednesday to file to run in the election.