All Somersett Owners will soon be in receipt of mailed Ballots for the Somersett Owners Association (SOA) 2019 Board of Director (BOD) elections. Two two-year Director positions are open with five declared candidates. In addition to the actual Ballots, the Ballot Package will also contain Candidate Statements for each of the five, which may also be accessed via the following links:
- Simon Baker BOD Candidate Statement
- Craig Hanson BOD Candidate Statement
- Frank Leto BOD Candidate Statement
- Peter Orsburn BOD Candidate Statement
- Kathryn Wild BOD Candidate Statement
Of the five Candidates, Mr. Leto is a current BOD member seeking re-election.
While the Candidate Statements provide some insight as to candidate qualifications, they should not provide the sole basis for deciding who to vote for. Therefore, talk to others in the community for their knowledge, experience and/or opinions on the declared candidates. Perhaps more importantly, plan to attend one or both of the Candidate Night Sessions, which are currently scheduled for Wednesday October 23rd from 6-8 PM at The Club at Town Center, and on Monday October 28th from 6-8 PM at the Aspen Lodge. These are moderated sessions wherein: 1) Candidates will be given the opportunity to address the audience with opening and closing statements, 2) Specific questions regarding qualifications and community issues will be asked of each candidate, and 3) Given time constraints, Somersett owners will be given the opportunity to ask questions directed to individual or all candidates.
It is interesting to note that four of the five candidates (i.e., Hanson, Leto, Orsburn and Wild) are Sierra Canyon Owners. It is unfortunate that we do not have more candidates from the other half of Somersett.
Any Candidate who wishes to post any additional statement on behalf of their candidacy are welcome to do so, just email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.