The Coast News Group

Few new faces in Ranch following election

RANCHO SANTA FE — While other political candidates have spent months slugging it out for their positions, it is sometimes difficult to know when Rancho Santa Fe has an election.
The only new faces are at the Rancho Santa Fe School District where Marti Ritto and Todd Frank will sit on the board of trustees, replacing Carlie Headapohl and Scot Cheatham whose terms expired.
Ritto and Frank did run for the position, but they were unopposed, so they technically won and the Registrar of Voters did not include them on the ballot, said Lindy Delaney, superintendent of schools.
Over at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District three of the board members were up for re-election.
All three were re-elected said Paula Melendrez, the district administrator.
Keeping their positions are Donna Ferrier, Dale Nelson and John Tanner who were challenged by only one candidate, Laurel LeMarie.
Not up for re-election at the CSD were Douglas Moul and Ron McMahon.
The RSF Community Services District provides sewer collection, water treatment and disposal services. It also contracts with the Association to maintain landscape of about 60 miles of unincorporated county roads within the Covenant.
No new faces at the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District either. Tom Hickerson and John Tanner were re-elected to their positions. They were challenged by only one candidate, John Ramirez. Their fellow board members Randy Malin and Nancy Hillgren will face re-election in 2012, said Karlena Rannals, administrative manager for the district.