California Elections Code Section 10515 provides that when the number of candidates for office for a special district board does not exceed the positions to be filled, the County Board of Supervisors shall make appointments in lieu of an election.
Offers so appointed serve exactly as if elected at a general district election for office. The Board may appoint any person who is “qualified on the date when the election would have been held” to such vacancies.
This includes two seats for the Western Gateway Recreation and Park District — Chris W. Garrison and Barry W. Pruett.
This is an agenda item at the next Board Meeting on October 23.
It’s becoming an open secret that Pruett — who lost the race for county clerk-recorder — is laying the groundwork to run for Hank Weston’s supervisorial seat when it opens in 2014. A seat on the Western Gateway Recreation and Park District builds your local resume.
We’ll keep you posted.