Tom Wilbeck ran unsuccessfully for the McHenry County Board in District 2 a couple of years ago.
Then he ran a successful campaign for the McHenry County College Board, which comprises all of District 155.
Since then he moved out of the MCC District and left the board.
But not until being part of a coalition that kept the community colleges tax take the same as it was the year before.
Because there was some new construction, the result was that existing taxpayers should have seen a cut in their MCC taxes.
Ironically, the MCC administration has again recommended that it Board get as much money from us taxpayers as allowed by law.
Wilbeck had to pull teeth at the college to discover the extent of under-utilization of the facilities.
Now, Wilbeck wants to take his talents to the McHenry County Board.
Below is Wilbeck’s press release:
Tom Wilbeck to seek McHenry County Board seat – District 1
Tom Wilbeck, has announced his candidacy for the McHenry County Board representing District 1 in the March 15, 2016 primary election.
Tom, trained in accounting and having spent his career in management in the financial services industry, offers proven leadership to
carefully review McHenry County’s fiscal policies.
Tom cites his priorities as maintaining strict controls on McHenry County spending, reducing its debt, creating jobs , and open and responsive representation.
“My community and its future development is critically important to me and I am committed to serving on the County Board and working collaboratively to advance policies that promote a high quality of life for McHenry County and lead the County forward to a prosperous future,” said Tom.
“I’d be honored to be the next representative for District 1 and would provide a fresh forward thinking and practical voice.”
Tom resides in Barrington Hills, is married to Sharon Wilbeck and is the father of four grown children, all of whom have attended McHenry County schools.
Tom has resided in McHenry County for over 20 years.
Tom has proudly served as an elected Seneca Township Trustee and most recently as a Trustee at McHenry County College.
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Those up for re-election in District 1 are Anna May Miller and Yvonne Barnes.