Name: Douglas Parrish
City of residence: Belleville
Family status: Married
Education: Bachelor degree from Millikin University in business
Occupation: Not provided
Political party: Not provided
Office sought: Freeburg High School board member
Campaign e-mail: Not provided
Previously held offices: Not provided
What qualifies you for this position?
“The main thing that qualifies me is that I care about the safety, education and well-being of children. I am a father/step father of six children in Freeburg, with three in high school. I graduated from Freeburg High School and Millikin University. I work at Parrish Trucking as the safety and personnel director. I was able to be an assistant football coach at Freeburg for eight years after college and have coached all ages of children in varies sports. I have a strong interest in keeping our school safe and to continue to provide the best education possible.”
What is the top issue in your race, and how would you address it?
“Probably the top issue that all public schools face is how to survive in our cash strapped state while still providing a quality education and a safe learning environment. I believe that the current and past school boards in conjunction with the administration have done a very good job with this. Being a business man, I help with cost management and personnel issues. I believe I could provide a fresh perspective.”