Santa Clarita Mayor Laurie Ender and Councilman Bob Kellar received the endorsement of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce this morning for their reelection campaigns.
The two open seats on the council – currently held by Ender and Kellar – are the target of five hopefuls – the incumbents and challengers Jon Hatami, Ed Colley and TimBen Boydston. The election will be held April 10. Vote-By-Mail ballots come out March 12.
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KHTS AM 1220, SCVTV and The Signal are putting together a candidate forum which will be taped March 5 and invite you to submit questions for the forum. Organizers will select from submissions – some subjects may be combined in the interest of time and clarity and candidates will be queried.
Send your questions/subjects for the candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org  no later than Monday, Feb. 27.
This forum will be the only televised forum in this election and will be aired on the following days/times on SCVTV (Time Warner Cable channel 20 / AT&T u-Verse channel 99 / SCVTV.com ) as well as being available as a podcast on KHTS.
Wed. March 7 @ 5 p.m.
Thurs. March 8 @ 8 p.m.
Sat. March 10 @ 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sun. March 11 @ 9 a.m.
Candidate forums which are open to the public are also scheduled as follows:
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 6:30-9:30 p.m. - SCV Republican Assembly, IHOP-Stevenson Ranch (24737 Pico Canyon Road)
Monday, Feb. 27 – 6:30 p.m. – SCV Congress of Republicans Roundtable discussion, Repertory East Playhouse (24266 Main Street, Newhall) (seating is limited, visit their website here www.scvcr.com  for reservation information)
Wednesday, March 7 – 7-10 p.m. – Santa Clarita Community Council candidate forum, Elks Lodge, (17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country)
Tuesday, March 13 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SCV Republican Women, $20 for members, $25 guests (all are welcome), reservations required. Paseo Club (27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia)