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Schmidt on track to oust Bosacki from Hesperia City Council

Leonard maintains seat, per preliminary results

HESPERIA • The Hesperia City Council will likely have a slightly different look soon, with candidate Eric Schmidt and incumbent Mike Leonard on track to serve the people of Hesperia for the next four years, according to preliminary results late Tuesday night.

Leonard had a narrow lead to keep his seat, with 17.73 percent of the initial votes counted as of 10 p.m. by the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.

Schmidt, who is a business owner and engineer, received 17.04 percent of the vote, edging out Chris Elvert by 356 votes.

Incumbent Councilman Paul Bosacki was in position to be ousted from his seat when he came in fourth behind Elvert with 10.47 percent of the vote.

Here’s how the remaining candidates were looking as of initial results:

• James Blocker — 4.34 percent

• Dennis De Hay — 2.19 percent

• Brent Farr — 7.96 percent

• Dave Holman — 4.93 percent

• Cody Leis — 2.15 percent

• Don Parkman — 12.22 percent

• James Roberts III — 7.10 percent

These results represent the final numbers available as of press time Tuesday night. Check for updated results Wednesday.

Rene De La Cruz may be reached at (760) 951-6227 or at

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