Ballots firm up for Solana Beach water district

By Joe Tash

Now that the filing period has officially closed, the ballot for Solana Beach’s water district is complete for the Nov. 4 general election.

The Santa Fe Irrigation District provides drinking water to customers in Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.

Three seats were up for election this year: Divisions 3, 4 and 5. Incumbent director John Ingalls will face challenger Marlene King in Division 3, according to the registrar’s office. Board president Michael Hogan will get a new four-year term in the Division 4 seat, as no one filed to run against him.

In the Division 5 contest, incumbent board member Andy Menshek did not file to run for a new term, and therefore, the sole candidate to file for the seat, Augustus Daddi, will be awarded a four-year term. No election will be held for either the Division 4 or 5 seats.

Daddi, a former member of the irrigation district board, was defeated by Menshek in the 2010 election. For more information, contact the registrar’s office at 858-565-5800.