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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