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Association to host a ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum May 12

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Association (RSFA) is preparing for its annual meeting where they will have the opportunity to meet the candidates vying for the upcoming three vacant seats on the board. It is anticipated that the May 12 annual gathering will be well-attended at the Garden Club which will begin at 5 p.m.

According Christy Whalen, communications manager for the RSFA, Ann Boon, who currently serves as the board president, will first address the members in attendance. During the course of her presentation, she will acknowledge and thank her outgoing members that consist of Heather Slosar, Philip Wilkinson, and Jerry Yahr for their service.

“Next, we will have the ‘Meet the Candidates’ portion of the meeting,” Whalen said.

Whalen pointed out that there are currently six members running in the 2016 election. Those who are taking part include: Janet Danola, Allen Finkelson, Rachel Laffer, Rachel Leheny, Kenneth Markstein and Terry Peay.

“The six candidates running for election will each address the audience and then answer member questions,” she said.

Ballots are slated to be mailed off May 12, which is the exact same day that the annual meeting is held.

Whalen said that members will receive a packet that will include a ballot and ballot envelope, a brief bio and photo of each candidate, and a return mail envelope.

“All ballots must be in by 5 p.m. on June 13,” Whalen said. She added, “Ballots will be counted at a special open meeting of the members on June 14.”