RANCHO SANTA FE —The campaign dust has settled. Candidates Kim Eggleston and Ann Boon received the most votes, earning them spots on the Rancho Santa Fe Association Board of Directors.
Ivan Holler, acting manager of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, said the final tallies were Eggleston at 823, Boon at 819, Dominick Addario at 740, and Susan Callahan with 689.
On June 10, the ballots were counted at the fire station meeting room. By early afternoon, the results were finalized.
“We had 1,544 ballots that were cast,” Holler said. “I can’t say it’s the largest ever, but certainly the largest since I have been here.”
On July 1, Boon and Eggleston will officially take their seats, with a board meeting scheduled on July 3.
The campaign spurred a large turnout in terms of voter participation in the Ranch.
Association Board President Philip Wilkinson thought the turnout was great with 75 percent participation among registered voters.
“Our congratulations to Ann Boon and Kim Eggleston on winning their seats on the Board; and, our thanks to Dominick Addario and Susan Callahan for running for the Board,” Wilkinson said.
Looking ahead, Wilkinson said his vision is to continue to run the Association as a business which began this fiscal year. He pointed out they will focus on cost saving measures and accountability, and continue to follow the best practices and procedures they’ve adopted.
“We need to determine long range what the members want regarding infrastructure and amenities and try to make those things happen,” he said.
Wilkinson also extended thanks from the Board to Larry Spitcaufsky for his terrific work on the Board for the last three years, including his leadership role as Treasurer over the past two years.
While many voters cast in their ballots for candidates who didn’t make the cut, Wilkinson encourages resident participation. He said he invites individuals to attend the Board meetings and perhaps even join a committee to help shape the community.