Amber Lipsey/Courier Board of Trustees President Ross Selvidge (L) and Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien (R) listen to comments from Academic Senate President Valerie Foster on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at the Board of Trustees meeting in the Creveling Lounge.
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In a close election yesterday, Trustee Ross Selvidge lost his seat on the PCC Board of Trustees to opponent Sandra Chen Lau.

Since 2013, Selvidge has represented the Area 1 district which includes the city of La Canada Flintridge, west Pasadena and west Altadena.

Lau was elected to a 4-year term on the Board with 59.05 percent of votes. Selvidge received 40.95 percent of votes. Winning by a margin of 1621, Lau received 5290 votes while Selvidge received 3669 votes.

Selvidge initially announced his intention to run for reelection in March but later released a statement in April stating that he was ceasing campaigning. However, he later re-entered the race in May.

Lau is currently the Associate Vice President of Development for the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. She also owns her own consulting firm for charities and nonprofit organizations, Trans-Adaptive Philanthropy.

Trustee Berlinda Brown was also reelected to her position representing the Area 3 district which covers northwest Pasadena. She received 82.15 percent of votes, winning over candidate and PCC student Roger Eric Martinez. Brown was first elected to this seat in 2009.

The Area 5 seat covering San Marino, South Pasadena and Temple City, held by Trustee Linda Wah, and the Area 7 seat covering Arcadia, parts of Temple City and El Monte, held by Trustee Anthony Fellow, were also up for reelection but both incumbents ran unopposed.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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