Candidate filing deadline approaching for schools, special districts


Candidates have begun to pull papers to run for local school district elections in November. The deadline for candidates to file is Aug. 10.

In the Rancho Santa Fe School District, three seats are up for election, those currently held by Jim Depolo, Richard Burdge and Tyler Seltzer. As of presstime, Seltzer and Burdge have pulled papers and Burdge has already filed.

In the Solana Beach School District, the seats up for grabs belong to Arthur Palkowitz and Richard Leib; Leib is the only one to pull papers so far.

Here’s a look at how the candidate list is shaping up so far:

San Dieguito Union High School District (vote for two)

Beth Hergesheimer, incumbent

Joyce Dalessandro, incumbent

Rancho Santa Fe School District (vote for three)

Lorraine Brovick-Kent

Richard Burdge (incumbent)

Tyler Seltzer (incumbent)

Solana Beach School District (vote for two)

Richard Leib (incumbent)

James Summers

Julie Union

Aug. 10 is also the candidate filing period for special districts (fire, water, community planning, etc.) For more information on candidate filing deadlines and procedures, visit