Two new faces will join the Idyllwild Fire Protection District Commission in December. Nancy Layton, the leading vote getter, and Rhonda Andrewson will join incumbent Commission President Jeannine Charles-Stigall on the Commission.
Only 22 votes separated the top three candidates. The fourth candidate, former Fire Chief Steve Kunkle finished a distant fourth, 64 votes behind Andrewson.
Commissioners Jerry Buchanan and Larry Donahoo will remain on the commission; while Commissioners Pete Capparelli and Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly chose not to run for re-election.
The new board term begin the first Friday of December.
Vote Count Percent
NANCY LAYTON 325 27.31%
JEANNINE CHARLES-STIGALL 323 27.14%
RHONDA L. ANDREWSON 303 25.46%
STEVEN E. KUNKLE 239 20.08%
Total 1,190 100.00%