Voters return incumbent, send 2 new members to college board

By From page A6 | November 07, 2012

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board will see two new trustees and one incumbent next year.

Michael Martin won 60 percent over incumbent Phil McCaffrey, 39 percent, in trustee Area 7. Monica Brown held with a narrow lead – less than 1 percent and fewer than 100 votes – over Frances McCullough in trustee Area 5. Finally, Rosemary Thurston won 57 percent over Mike Wright, 41 percent, in trustee Area 3.

Before all the votes were in, Martin said he was pretty pleased with his lead. As a Winters resident, he said he hopes to represent his rural district well on the Solano Community College board.

“This is positive for me,” he said. “I believe we’re going to be the lead in Solano College.”

Thurston said going forward, fiscal responsibility and funding for the college are major concerns. If the school expands its services and program, she said it must look toward alternative funding sources and make all decisions transparent to the public.

Monica Brown, an educator for 37 years, said she is passionate about helping students reach their potential. She said she plans to lobby to bring money to Solano College to give the students a great education.

Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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