By Team Ervin
Johnathon Ervin on Friday announced his candidacy for Lancaster City Council for the April 2014 election.
After a long year of watching the Antelope Valley torn apart by election lawsuits, Mayor versus Mayor depositions and the contentious debate over the Palmdale Power Plant, Ervin says, “Enough is enough; the people of Lancaster deserve an honest dialogue with their elected officials. No excuses.”
“It is time for Lancaster to work together with Palmdale to improve our communities and bring new industries to the region. We cannot afford to keep fighting when the effects of the recession are still being felt in the Antelope Valley. We have to work together to build our way out of double-digit unemployment,” says Ervin.
He currently works for Raytheon as Senior Field Engineer Site Lead for the Global Hawk program in Palmdale. He is a former Lancaster Planning Commissioner and Muroc School Board Member. He has lived in the Antelope Valley since 2002.
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Johnathon is a man with old school values. At the age of 19, Johnathon enlisted in the United States Air Force where he defended our nation in the Middle East during Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and still protects America’s national security along the North Korean border every year as an Air Force Reservist. The veteran is currently in his 16th year of military service, currently holding the rank of Master Sergeant. He is 1st Vice Chairman of the Veterans Caucus for a statewide organization.
He is a husband to his wife Cathy, and father to their four children. Ervin also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Technology from Wayland Baptist University/Plainview,Texas.
Ervin looks forward to a campaign that will focus on growing Lancaster’s economy by partnering with industries to bring mortgage-paying jobs to the city. The City of Lancaster still experiences double-digit unemployment numbers. He will focus on strengthening community partnerships through the Antelope Valley. Ervin states, “It is time to tear down the Cactus Curtain once and for all. The people of Lancaster deserve better from their current council members. I look forward to working alongside Palmdale to improve our valley. It is what the people of Lancaster expect of their elected officials.”
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The AV Times.
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