Following the district’s first trustee-area election, Christian Garcia, Roberto Rodriguez and Brian Olson join Mark Evilsizer and Norma Miyamoto on the Governing Board.

SAN MARCOS, CA (December 17, 2020) — Three new trustees were sworn into the Palomar Community College District Governing Board during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

The general election of November 3, 2020 was the district’s first trustee-area election.

Voters in Trustee Area 2, encompassing most of Escondido and the eastern third of the Highway 78 corridor, elected Christian Garcia, a local high school teacher and long-time North County resident.

Roberto Rodriguez was elected in Trustee Area 3, which includes much of Vista, stretches across unincorporated land north of Escondido and extends along the eastern side of Interstate 15 as far south as Poway. Rodriguez teaches government and economics in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

And Brian Olson was elected to represent Trustee Area 4, a sprawling district extending from I-15 east to near the Salton Sea. Olson lives in Poway and is a small business owner and real estate investor who previously served four years on the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees.

Incumbent Mark Evilsizer represents Trustee Area 1, including most of the district south of Highway 78 and west of I-15, and incumbent Norma Miyamoto represents Trustee Area 5, including Fallbrook, Bonsall, east Oceanside and Camp Pendleton.

“I am looking forward to working with all of our trustees, whose leadership will be crucial to the success of this institution and our students,” said Interim Superintendent/President Dr. Jack Kahn.

During the same meeting, the board held its annual election of officers, with Olson seated as President, Evilsizer as Vice President, and Miyamoto as Secretary.

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