The Moraga-Orinda Fire District will appoint Orinda residents Steve Anderson and Alex Evans to the board of directors Thursday. They were the sole candidates running for two open board seats.

Anderson will complete the remainder of a four-year term overseeing District 3, which covers portions of Orinda, Moraga and Canyon. Evans will serve a four-year term overseeing District 5, which covers Orinda.

Anderson, 67, is the founder and managing partner of Paladin Group, a business consulting firm. He graduated from the University of Florida with a master's degree in business administration.

Anderson served as a U.S. Army captain and is a Vietnam veteran.

Evans, 51, has lived in Orinda since 2001. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California and a master's in public policy from the University of Michigan.

He is the president and founding partner of EMC Research, a polling and public opinion firm.

Evans has served on various boards and commissions, including the Richmond City Council from 1995 to 2001 and the Orinda Citizens' Infrastructure Oversight Commission.