Five candidates seeking three seats on JWCC Board

The statue of John Wood resides outside the main doors. / Photo courtesy of JWCC

The April 5 consolidated election will include five candidates vying for three seats on the John Wood Community College Board of Trustees. All three seats are for full, six-year terms.

The names of the candidates will appear on the ballot based on the order in which petitions were filed and a subsequent lottery held for three candidates who filed simultaneously. The order of candidates on the ballot will be as follows: incumbents Jerry Hagmeier, John McCarthy and Reggie Coleman of Quincy, and challengers Dene Lambkin and Larry Fischer of Quincy.

Trustees whose terms are set to expire who are seeking re-election are Jerry Hagmeier, John McCarthy and Reggie Coleman.

Trustees serving current terms include Dr. Gary J. Carter of Quincy, Jim Gay of Pittsfield, Jeanetta Green of Quincy and Randy Sims of Liberty.

The JWCC Board consists of seven trustees elected at-large from Illinois Community College District 539, which includes all of Adams, Brown and Pike counties and portions of Calhoun, Cass, Hancock, Morgan, Schuyler and Scott counties.

Click on one of the following names for their complete bio: Jerry Hagmeier is a retired JWCC instructor. John McCarthy is former president of E. Best Plumbing and Heating Supply Company in Quincy and now serves as a consultant. Reggie Coleman is a consultant. Dene Lambkin is owner/president of Dene Lambkin Hyundai/Honda and Carrie Corporation. Larry Fischer retired from JWCC as vice president for instruction.

The election is handled by the county clerk of each county and polling places are the same as for other races in the April 5 election. JWCC trustees elected April 5 will be seated soon after the election results are received from the county clerks.

A student trustee, who casts an advisory vote, also sits on the Board and is elected in March by the student body.