14 candidates vie for four spots on Rancho Water board of directors


When voters fill out their ballots to decide who will be elected into Rancho California Water District’s board of directors, they will have no shortage of names from which to choose.

Voters will have two elections to decide, the first being three full-term seat selections from a pool of candidates featuring an incumbent director and president in Bill Wilson and an appointed director in Joseph Kuebler, who was appointed to the board in August out of a candidate pool of eight.

Kuebler served as a director for the past four months, filling in for former longtime board member, Lisa Herman, who resigned the position.

The election will also fill the seat previously held by director Danny J. Martin who died a few months ago.

Along with Wilson and Kuebler, running for one of the three seats up for grabs are Brian J. Brady, Skylar Tempel, John E. Hoagland, Nathan A. Price, Kendall Stuart and Richard Scott Williamson.

Voters will pick three names to serve on the board of directors.

Only one candidate will be elected to fill a short-term position on the board, with five challengers vying for a seat currently held by appointed director John V. Rossi.

Rossi was chosen in a 5-1 vote by the board in January to fill the seat previously held by Ben Drake who died in November 2019. He beat out five other candidates for the appointed position.

Voters will choose only one Nov. 3, selecting from a pool that includes Dallas McLaughlin, Jenna Kofler, Lou Williams, Rossi, Diana Lee Luther and Vicki Jakubac.

For more information on the Rancho California Water District, visit http://www.ranchowater.com.

Jeff Pack can be reached by email at jpack@reedermedia.com.