LANCASTER – Citing the need to focus on his church and family, Darrell Dorris has resigned from the Lancaster City Council, city officials announced.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, who appointed Dorris to the Council in December of 2019, stated: “Darrell, your presence on the council will be deeply missed. Over the years, we’ve built a strong bond. Our debates have been both challenging and rewarding, all with the shared goal of improving our city. I genuinely hope you remain engaged in our community’s affairs. We honor your decision to prioritize your family and church and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”
A resident of the Antelope Valley since 1998, Dorris previously served as Lancaster’s Deputy Mayor. He is the pastor of Living Faith Cathedral in Lancaster.
“I have a wonderful church of over 1,000 members that attend here,” Dorris said. “To our council leadership, Rex and Marvin, you guys have been great men to work with and I appreciate you. Thank you. To those of you that voted for me, thank you. To those of you that didn’t vote for me, thank you, you kept me on my knees and you kept me reading my word. Thank you for letting me serve this city.”
In accordance with local regulations, the process to fill the vacancy will begin in the coming weeks.
[Information via news release from the city of Lancaster.]