Klein retains Sierra College trustee seat, Rowen to join him

By: Susan Belknap, Placer Herald Editor
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In the race for Sierra Community College district board of trustees, incumbent Aaron Klein, who was running for a seat as the Area 7 (Colfax/Nevada City) trustee, garnered 53.55 percent of the votes. Klein’s opponent John Vodonick had 46.02 percent of the vote, with 100 percent of 376 precincts reporting. “I’m just honored and humbled to have the chance to serve for the next four years,” Klein said Tuesday night. Rocklin resident Elaine Rowen beat out Granite Bay resident Dennis Cota for the Area 4 (Rocklin/Loomis) seat with 56.68 percent of the vote, leaving Cota with 42.98 percent of the vote. Rowen, a retired school superintendent, said she’s interested in strengthening the community’s trust in the Sierra College Board.