Incumbents re-elected in Del Mar and Solana Beach, Anderson takes San Dieguito’s Area 5

Election 2022
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While the results are not yet official, the San Dieguito Union School District is poised to have three new trustees join the board next month following the results of the November election.

In San Dieguito’s Area 5, a tight race unfolded between Phan Anderson and the incumbent trustee Julie Bronstein, with Anderson taking over the top spot. Area 5 represents the communities of Pacific Highlands Ranch and Carmel Valley.

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4:27 p.m. Nov. 22, 2022Viskanta’s son does not attend Oak Crest Middle as previously reported.

Anderson, a parent and immigrant from Vietnam, worked as a private-sector software engineer for 15 years. She will unseat Bronstein, who was elected to the board last year in a special election.

In San Dieguito’s Trustee Area 3, Jane Lea Smith pulled ahead with a significant lead over Sheila King. The new trustee will fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Melisse Mossy and represent the communities of Cardiff, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe.

Smith, a Del Mar resident, currently serves as vice president of administration for the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation. She is a former special education teacher and school administrator.

In San Dieguito’s Area 1, which represents Encinitas, Rimga Viskanta took a large lead over challenger David Carattini. The new trustee will fill the seat vacated by President Mo Muir.

Viskanta previously served on the Encinitas Union School District board until 2020. She is a parent to a seventh grader and two San Dieguito Academy graduates. Currently, she is the senior management analyst for the City of Solana Beach.

In the Del Mar Union School District, a packed field of seven candidates vied for three seats up for grabs. The three incumbents Scott Wooden, Katherine Fitzpatrick and Doug Rafner held onto the top spots, with challenger Danielle Roybal trailing.

This election was Solana Beach School District’s first since transitioning to trustee areas from at-large elections. In Area 1, which represents Solana Beach, the incumbent Debra Schade defeated challenger Aubrey Huff by a sizable margin.

The incumbent Gaylin Allbaugh edged out Chuck Ringer in the early results in Area 4, which includes Pacific Highlands Ranch and portions of Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe.

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