Local residents Alex Lawn and Tracey van Putten both volunteered to run for this year’s Rancho Bernardo Business Association (RBBA) RB Honorary Mayor title. After a hard-fought battle, Alex came out on top as RB Honorary Mayor and Tracey in second as Deputy RB Honorary Mayor. The honorary mayor represents the RBBA and the community at all local events. As deputy mayor, Tracey will be available to join Alex or fill in for him at functions he may be unable to attend.

During the campaign, Alex and Tracey raised over $50,000 combined – a record-breaking total – that will be distributed to a number of local organizations, including Rancho Bernardo High School, Miss RB Scholarship, Rancho Bernardo Historical Society, Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, Ed Brown Center, and the RBBA.

At age 25, Alex is the youngest Honorary Mayor yet. He is the son of Scott Lawn, who was the RB Honorary Mayor in 2013-14. They are the first father and son RB Honorary Mayors.