S. RI Twp: Mark Parr Jr.


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Originally Posted Online: April 08, 2013, 9:52 pm
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NAME: Mark Parr Jr.
AGE: 61
ADDRESS: Rock Island
OCCUPATION: Retired
FAMILY: Wife, Julie; son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Kate; daughter; Jessica; grandchildren, Abbi, Calvin and one on the way.
EDUCATION:Graduate of RIHS, some Black Hawk College, Deere/UAW apprentice training
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat
OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township board
PRIOR OFFICES: Current trustee, president of Rock Island County Township Association, president ofUAW Local 79, precinct committeeman
WHY RUNNING: As a current trustee, I want to continue that we maintain a responsible and financially securetownship.
KEY ISSUE: Keep providing transparency, expanding our programs to all of the constituents and continuing to provide and maintain a responsible and financially secure township government.
COMMENTS: I am a firm believer that honesty is always the best policy.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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