August 06, 2010 5:37 PM
Natasha Lindstrom

ADELANTO • Seven candidates are competing for three seats on the Adelanto City Council this November.

With Friday’s filing deadline for candidates, two challengers will seek to replace incumbent Mayor Charley Glasper, and two more candidates are vying for council seats against incumbents Gene Piehe and Trinidad Perez.

Candidates vying for one mayoral seat include:

• Charley Glasper, incumbent mayor, retired Air Force chief master sergeant

• Cari Thomas, current council member, office manager

• Ronald Beard, occupation not available

Candidates for two council member seats include:

• Perez, incumbent, service manager

• Piehe, appointed incumbent, retired Air Force chief master sergeant

• Steve Baisden, former Adelanto council member, warehouse manager

• Charles Valvo, retired aerospace worker

With all incumbents in the running, the candidate filing deadline closed noon Friday.

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