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.