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Gary Chow Elected Trustee

Gary Chow speaking with students

November 08, 2018 - 09:36 AM

In the Area 2 race for the Mt. SAC Board of Trustees, local voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots for Interim Trustee Gary Chow on November 6, 2018. Chow will serve a four-year term, representing Area 2, which encompasses Covina, West Covina, north Walnut, and San Dimas.

Chow garnered 46.12% of the vote with 9,055 people marking their ballots for him. Ruth Luevand earned about 26.57% of the vote with 5,211 votes. Michael Miller Brown got 17.54% of the vote with 3,441 votes. Mansfield Collins came in with 9.72% of the vote with 1,906 votes.

"A reporter asked me, 'What are you going to do if you win?' And I said, 'I'm going to push for better services for students.' And then he asked me 'What are you going to do if you don't get elected?' And I said, 'I am going to push for better services for students,'" said Chow, who added he was honored to represent Area 2.

Chow has been a longtime community advocate and supporter of education. He is a CPA and serves as chair of Walnut Valley Unified School District’s bond oversight committee. He also sits on Mt. SAC’s Community Facilities Plan Advisory Committee and acts as the financial advisor for the Mt. SAC Foundation.

A Walnut resident, Chow isn't new to the Board of Trustees. During a special meeting June 12, 2018, the Mt. San Antonio College Board of Trustees selected him to serve as an interim trustee, replacing longtime member Dr. David Hall who died in April.