Two seats on the Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) Board of Directors will appear on the November ballot this election - Division 1 and Division 2. Ken Dunford and Derek Clotfelter are both running for the Division 1 seat. The current Div. 1 Board member, Greg Gruzdowich, is not seeking reelection.
Dunford held a seat on the Board before losing to Gruzdowich in 2012. Clotfelter, who was born in Rancho Santa Fe, has not served on the SFID Board previously.
The RSF Review reports:
"The normally low-profile agency has been in the news quite a bit over the past year or two; first, as California grappled with a severe drought, the state published figures showing that Rancho Santa Fe had the highest per capita water use in the state. Then, the district joined its fellow water agencies across the state in trying to achieve steep cuts in water use imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and state regulators. Santa Fe’s state-mandated target was to reduce its water use by 36 percent in 2015, which it largely achieved.
Ken Dunford, who sat on the Santa Fe board for a decade before losing his seat to Gruzdowich in 2012, is running against Derek Clotfelter for the Div. 1 seat. Following are profiles of the Div. 1 candidates, in the order in which they appear on the ballot. Profiles of the candidates for the Div. 2 seat will run next week in this edition."