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Darrell Dorris expected to join Lancaster Council

Will complete term of Angela Underwood-Jacobs

OW Staff Writer | 11/28/2019, midnight
This month, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris announced..

This month, Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris announced his intent to nominate Darrell Dorris to finish the term of Councilwoman Angela Underwood-Jacobs when she steps down on Dec. 3.

Parris intends to appoint Deputy Mayor Darrell Dorris to the City Council subject to the council’s approval of his nomination at the city’s next Council meeting on Dec. 10.

“Working with Deputy Mayor Dorris has been an exceptionally rewarding experience not only for myself but also for our entire community,” Parris said.

Over the past two years, Dorris has worked to bridge the gap between the city administration and local faith-based leaders. Through his strategic partnerships and unwavering commitment to improving the lives of all residents, Dorris has championed community service programs that protects jobs, helps at risk youth, and provides sensible assistance to Lancaster’s homeless population.

“Dorris’ work as deputy mayor will make a lasting impression on our community for years to come,” Parris added.

Dorris’ path to the city council was not a traditional one. He graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, and soon after attended El Camino College, where he majored in music. He started his career at Aerospace Dynamics in Valencia as a mechanic.

Dorris found his true calling in serving the community after working for the LA County Probation Department as their Community Service Officer of Operation Read. During his time with the LA County Probation Department, Dorris successfully helped secure critical resources for minors to improve their reading and comprehension skills.

In 2002, Dorris opened the Living Faith Cathedral in Lancaster, where he expanded his ability to help the community he loves and cherishes. Dorris travels around the world to spread the word of God and share his knowledge with other ministries.

Through the church, Dorris provides counseling and coordinates community service projects throughout Los Angeles County. Dorris and his wife, Roshunda, have four children.

“We will be fortunate to have such a compassionate and dedicated member of the community serving as our next city councilmember,” Parris said.