Ron Knecht was elected to his second, six-year term to the Nevada System of Higher Education's District 9 seat on the Board of Regents on Tuesday.
"I'm happy and relieved," Knecht said. "I'm grateful that the people of the district, especially the people who know me, went so strongly for me."
He ousted challenger Michon Mackedon of Fallon.
"I think elections are all about voting and choosing, and the voters have spoken," Mackedon said.
There may have been some consolation for the challenger, though, in that their race brought light to the challenges facing community colleges in Nevada - particularly …