By Mike Allen
October 17, 2022 (Lakeside) -- Voters in the unincorporated town of Lakeside will get to vote on four seats of the five-member Lakeside Union School District this November.
The Lakeside district, which covers nearly 75 square miles and has about 5,000 students, consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, a preschool program, a DREAM Academy, and world language programs.
Seven candidates are running for three seats with a full four-year term, and two candidates are running for a shortened term.
For the three full term seats the candidates are Jim Bennet, Maureen Cruise, Holly Ferrante, Aaron Gordon, Andrew Hayes, Ron Kasper, and Bonnie LaChappa. For the short-term seat, the two candidates are incumbent Don Whisman, and Autumn Ellenson.
East County Magazine sent questionnaires out to all nine candidates and received four responses, which are published in full below.