MCC Board Member Ron Parrish Endorses Challengers Tom Wilbeck & Chris Jenner for College Board over Incumbents Carol Larson and Barbara Walters

A press release from the folks supporting Chris Jenner and Tom Wilbeck for McHenry County College Board:

Ron Parrish Endorses Tom Wilbeck and Chris Jenner for McHenry County College Board

Ron Parrish

Ron Parrish

Ron Parrish, who has been a McHenry County College trustee for three years, has endorsed Tom Wilbeck and Chris Jenner in the upcoming April 9 election.

It is very unusual for a sitting board member to endorse two newcomers when there are incumbents seeking re-election.

Parrish has often been the lone vote against the current expansion project and against higher taxes and tuition. Before joining the board, Parrish was a member of the MCC Foundation Board and co-founder of the district-wide Promise program that offered free tuition for all high school graduates living in the district.

Said Parrish, “It’s time for a change at McHenry County College. We need fresh thinking, people who are independent, people who put students ahead of new buildings. Tom Wilbeck and Chris Jenner display both independence and remarkable common sense.”

The current MCC board has taken several actions indicating it plans to issue over $42 million in property-tax backed bonds without a referendum to build a 30,000 square foot health club and to double the amount of classroom space they have.

Wilbeck has been in the finance business for more than 30 years. He’s a local business owner and a former Township trustee.

Jenner has served on the Cary School District board for eight years where he authored a policy forbidding the District from issuing any bonds without a referendum.


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MCC Board Member Ron Parrish Endorses Challengers Tom Wilbeck & Chris Jenner for College Board over Incumbents Carol Larson and Barbara Walters — 1 Comment

  1. Ron has shown great courage in publicly announcing his support for Wilbeck & Jenner.

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