Oliver, Delgado for Waubonsee Community College board

  • Upper from left, Emmett Bonfield (not pictured) and Jimmie Delgado and lower from left, Patrick Kelsey and Rebecca Oliver are candidates for   Waubonsee Community College board in the 2015 election.

    Upper from left, Emmett Bonfield (not pictured) and Jimmie Delgado and lower from left, Patrick Kelsey and Rebecca Oliver are candidates for Waubonsee Community College board in the 2015 election.

 
The Daily Herald Editorial Board
Updated 3/17/2015 8:43 AM

You know you are doing something right when your opponents in a school board race use their editorial board interview to praise how the school is being run.

That's the case for the lone incumbent in the Waubonsee Community College board race, which has two seats up for election on April 7.

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One of four candidates, Rebecca Oliver, gets our endorsement for another six years. The 60-year-old Sugar Grove resident hs been on the board since 1997 and currently is vice chairman.

Oliver is proud of the board's work in completing its long-range facilities plan five years ahead of schedule with the opening this month of a new field house.

She also is pleased with the college's handling of its finances and its good working relationship with the school's administration and faculty.

Two of her opponents are very complimentary of how the school is run. Our choice for the second 6-year seat is Jimmie Delgado, 32, of Oswego, who was a student trustee on the board a decade ago and now wants to serve again. He understands the importance of strong communication with the community.

Also running is Patrick Kelsey, 55, of Montgomery, who has a long list of civic involvement, and Emmett Bonfield, 73, of Yorkville. Bonfield didn't participate in the Daily Herald discussion but during a forum this month was critical of tuition increases imposed in recent years.

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