Voters unseat 5 on planning group and 2 on water board

Ramona Municipal Water District will have two — and maybe three — new faces on its board in January, the planning group will have five, and the school district will have two.

One vote separates water board Division 5 incumbent Everett “Red” Hager Jr. and contender Patricia Boetcher, and there are 90,000 uncounted absentee and provisional ballots, according to the county Registrar of Voters’ unofficial count on Monday afternoon. A registrar employee was unable to say how many of the uncounted ballots are from Ramona voters.

Hager had 1,457, or 50.02 percent, of Division 5 votes, and Boetcher had 1,456, of 49.98 percent.

Water district Division 3 voters soundly defeated Robert Krysak, water board president and a board member for 14 years, replacing him with retired firefighter Bryan Wadlington.

Wadlington received 2.074, or 76.25 percent, of the votes to Krysak’s 646, or 23.75 percent.

In Division 1, retired contractor and longtime Ramona resident Darrell Beck unseated water board incumbent Kit Kesinger, with 944 votes, or 66.43 percent, going to Beck and 477, or 33.57 percent, going to Kesinger.

For Ramona Community Planning Group, voters were asked to choose eight of the 17 candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot. They unseated five group members: Andrew Simmons, Vivian Osborn, Carolyn Dorroh,  Luauna Stines and Torry Brean.

In order of ballots cast, voters chose Jim Piva, incumbents Angus Tobiason and Chris Anderson, Paul Stykel, Richard Tomlinson, Eb Hogervorst, Bob Hailey and Beverly Maes for four-year terms on the 15-member planning group that advises the county on planning and land use issues.

Planning group Chair Helene Radzik did not seek re-election.

Voters chose educator and TurnAround Schools President Dan Lopez and community volunteer Dawn Perfect for school board.  Both have children attending Ramona schools. They will replace Bob Hailey and Dr. Christopher Smith, who did not seek re-election.

Votes from the Nov. 4 election are scheduled to be certified on Dec. 2.

   
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