Two CUSD Trustee Races Set

A third challenger comes forward on the last day to file for the San Clemente seat. Meanwhile, two seats' filing period remains open through Aug. 15.

On the very last day, a third person has filed to run for the San Clemente representative of the Board of Trustees.

This is the first year candidates are running in their home areas. Previously, they were elected at large.

Yolanda McNamara pulled and filed her nominating papers for Trustee Area No. 3 seat, currently held by Trustee John Alpay, who is running for re-election.

McNamara identifies herself as a “CEO/business owner.” Patch could not find any other information about her.

She joins Alpay and challenger Steve Lang, owner of a roofing company, for the race. Because an incumbent is seeking re-election in this area, the period for declaring candidacy is now closed.

Two trustee areas do not have incumbents running again, and so filing period for Trustee Area No. 1 (Capo Beach, Dana Point and parts of San Juan Capistrano) and Trustee Area No. 2, (parts of San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch and Coto de Caza) will remain open through Wednesday, Aug. 15.

All other races remain unchanged. That means the campaign for Trustee Area No. 5 (Aliso Viejo) is also set, with incumbent and current board President Gary Pritchard facing challenger .

Trustee Area No. 1, retiring Trustee Jack Brick’s territory, so far has two candidates, , and .

Trustee Area No. 2 was drawn without a current incumbent residing within its boundaries. Five candidates have emerged there: San Juan Capistrano residents  and  and Ladera Ranch residents , and .



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