As the deadline, May 29, for filing to run for a seat on any of the local special districts approaches, several interesting results have already appeared.
The major development is that six people have requested candidacy papers for a seat on the Idyllwild Water board. Three — James Billman, board president, Dean Lattin and Warren Monroe — are incumbents seeking re-election.
However, three other community members also have requested the candidacy papers — Steven Kunkle, retired IWD employee, Richard Nash and June Rockwell, the only one of the six who has already qualified for the ballot in August.
The other development is that the actual deadline for the Pine Cove Water District board seats will be extended until Wednesday, June 3, since board President Michael Esnard will not be seeking re-election. Diana Eskew, the other board member whose term expires this year, has filed for re-election and Timothy Lange, a retired school psychologist, also has filed candidacy papers.
Idyllwild Fire Protection District commissioners Jerry Buchanan and Larry Donahoo have filed for re-election, but no challengers have appeared.
As of Tuesday, May 26, no papers have been filed for the Fern Valley Water District election although the incumbents, Trischa Clark and Richard Schnetzer say they will seek re-election.