Jones and Nash take seats in Eureka Union school board race

Narrow vote difference may cause upset in Roseville Joint Union High School District race
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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Semi-official election results:

Percentage/total votes

Eureka Union School District (two seats)

Ryan Jones: 36.76%/5,474

Renee Nash: 32.46%/4,833

Kristie Greiss: 30.48%/4,539

Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District (two seats)

Scott Otsuka: 39.8%/6,956

Jeff Randall: 32.9%/5,764

Stephanie Dement: 27.0%/4,723

Roseville Joint Union High School District (two seats)

Jan Pinney: 25.4%/22,580

Paige Stauss: 25.3%/22,433

Rene Aguilera: 24.9%/22,119

Garry Genzlinger: 23.9%/21,249

A heated battle for two open seats on the Eureka Union School District board of trustees is at an end with semi-official election results showing incumbent Ryan Jones and Renee Nash earning the most votes in the district that serves about 3,500 students.

Jones garnered the most votes so far at 36.76 percent. Nash ended up with 32.46 percent and incumbent Kristie Greiss earned 30.48 percent.

Jones and Nash ran as political allies, spending a combined total of more than $41,000 on their campaigns, according to the most recent filings with the Placer County Office of Elections. Greiss spent $9,457.

The Roseville Joint Union High School District had three school board seats up for grabs, which have been snagged by incumbents Jan Pinney at 25.4 percent of the vote and Paige Stauss at 25.3 percent. In what may be an upset win, Rene Aguilera currently has the third open seat with 24.9 percent of the vote, edging out incumbent Garry Genzlinger who is at 23.9 percent of the vote, according to semi-officials results. These figures reflect results in both Placer and Sacramento County — where Antelope High School is located.

Three candidates competed for two seats on the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District with incumbent Scott Otsuka earning 39.8 percent of the vote and incumbent Jeff Randall at 32.9 percent. Stephanie Dement garnered 27 percent. These figures also reflect semi-official results in both counties.

Roseville City School District’s board of trustees had two seats available and the only two candidates who ran — incumbent Gary Miller and Jeff Willoughby — secured the spots.