By Karen Billing
A fifth candidate has joined the race for the Rancho Santa Fe School District Board. Todd Buchner, a parent with a finance background, will vie for one of three open seats with candidates Lorraine Brovick-Kent, incumbent Richard Burdge, incumbent Tyler Seltzer and Heather Slosar.
The only other contested election in the area is for the Santa Fe Irrigation District. Incumbent Kenneth Dunford and retired business executive Greg Gruzdowich are running for the one available seat.
The Fairbanks Ranch Community Services District, Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District and Rancho Santa Fe Fire Board all have the same number of candidates as available seats so there will not be an election. The candidates include:
Fairbanks Ranch Community Services District (two seats available, no election)
Linda Ralphs Kaeser, incumbent
Rancho Santa Fe CSD (two seats available, no election)
Douglas Moul, incumbent
Rancho Santa Fe Fire District (three seats available, no election)
Jim Ashcraft, incumbent
Nancy Hillgren, incumbent
Randall Malin, incumbent