More changes to the candidate field for the Board of Trustees Friday.
This is the first year that trustees will be elected by specific areas and not by the expansive district at large.
In two of the four seats up for election – Trustee Area No. 3 (San Clemente) and Trustee Area No. 5 (Aliso Viejo) – the period in which to declare candidacy ends Friday at 5 p.m. because incumbents Gary Pritchard and John Alpay will seek re-election.
In two others, 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, prospective candidates have until Wednesday, Aug. 15 to come forward.
Here are the changes:
Trustee Area No. 1
For a trustee area that had no one publicly interested up until a few days ago, now there are two. Jack Brick is the incumbent, but he .
The latest entrant is Capo Beach resident Amy Hanacek, who represents herself as a small business owner in her paperwork. Her Facebook page indicates that she owns a company called Everythinghome.co.
Hanacek was quoted in the Los Angeles Times as a parent who fought the new boundary lines for San Juan Hills High, which moved away from Capo Beach students to the new high school. She served as the PTA president at San Clemente High School in 2009.
She joins , a professor at Cal State Fullerton.
Trustee Area No. 2
When the trustee area boundaries were redrawn, Area No. 2, didn’t include a current trustee residence. This area has attracted the most candidates with a fifth entrant making an appearance. Carol McCormick, president of Ladera Ranch Community Services, pulled and filed her candidacy papers Thursday.
McCormick has set up a Facebook page. She identifies herself in her filing papers as a community volunteer.
She joins San Juan Capistrano residents and and Ladera Ranch residents and .
Trustee Area No. 3
The field stands at two, with Alpay facing challenger , who owns a roofing company.
Trustee Area No. 5
The field here also stands at two, with Pritchard facing challenger .