Rancho Santa Fe election results
Below are the unofficial results from the Nov. 6 election. According to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters 326,000 ballots (as of presstime) are still to be processed.
Rancho Santa Fe School District
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Kali Kim and Jee Manghani have won the two available seats on the school board. Kim was the top vote-getter with 30.29 percent of the vote. Manghani received 25.74 percent of the vote, with 75 votes separating him from challenger Ben Brown.
A total of five candidates hoped to fill the two available seats.
There were also two write-in votes.
Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District
Incumbents John Tanner and Tucker Stine have won the two available seats on the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District board, with 45.32 percent and 38.39 percent of the vote.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors
For the first time in 26 years, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will have a new representative in District 5: Jim Desmond has won the seat with 57.68 percent of the vote.
Desmond is currently the mayor of San Marcos.
San Dieguito Union High School District
In the district’s first by-area election, unofficial results show Maureen “Mo” Muir in Area 1, Melisse C. Mossy in Area 3 and Kristin Gibson in Area 5 as the winners for the three available seats on the San Dieguito Union High School District board.
Candidates in the running for Area 1 representing Encinitas were Amy Flicker, and Rhea Stewart in Area 3 representing Solana Beach, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas. Cheryl James-Ward and Lea Wolf also sought the seat for Area 5, which represents the south part of the district in Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch.
Solana Beach School District
The Solana Beach School District board had three seats up for grabs and Vicki King, Debra Schade and Gaylin Allbaugh have won the seats. The incumbent King was the top vote-getter with 31 percent of the vote.
A total of four candidates were in the running for the three available seats.
There were also 33 write-in votes
Whispering Palms Community Service District
William Haynor and Al Panton have won the two available seats on the Whispering Palms CSD board.
The November election was the first opportunity since 2016 for the Whispering Palms CSD to fill a vacant seat on its board.
There were also four write-in votes.