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Freeburg High School Board candidate: Ray Moddrell

Name: Ray C. Moddrell

City of residence: Freeburg

Age: 65

Family status: Married with four children

Education: bachelors in business administration; masters degree in counseling and student personnel services

Occupation: Retired Counselor from SWIC

Political party: Not provided

Office sought: FCHS Dist. 77 HS Board Member

Campaign e-mail: Not provided

Previously held offices: three terms on Freeburg Community High School Board

What qualifies you for this position?

“43 years of experience in higher education 1972 to present. Master school board member as recognized by the Illinois Association of School Boards.”

What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?

“The biggest challenge in the state of Illinois is they don’t have enough money to pay all the bills. The school districts have to borrow money to pay anticipated bills and wait for the state to release tax revenue that they are due. This issue can have an adverse effect on instruction, extra curricular activities and the overall health and well being of the district. If re-elected, I pledge to work collaboratively with other board members and administrators to see that our school continues to be well run. I also pledge to uphold the public’s trust.”