Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors, at-large

Paul Anderson faces Ron Hug.

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  • Candidates

    Paul Anderson

    Retired railroader with BNSF

    Public offices heldNone
    EducationCompleted coursework for Metro CC construction degree
    MilitaryNavy and Navy Reserve, 21 years ending in 2008
    FamilyMarried, three children
    Key issueAs a current student at Metro, I know and understand firsthand the tremendous value that this community college has to offer. As a board member, I would like to increase the number of business partners with the college. I would also like to get the cost of student books and materials reduced. Another challenge would be to provide and make child care affordable for our single-parent students.

    Ron Hug



    Public offices heldMetro CC board, 1999-present
    EducationBachelor in business administration, Bellevue University
    FamilyMarried, seven grown children
    Key issueMetro has come such a long way in 43 years. Now more then ever Metro needs experienced leadership, board members with a true interest in the success of the college and the students it serves. I have served on the board for 20 years, during which I have championed health care programs and all vocational programs. I will continue to do so. Safety on our campuses for students and employees has and will continue to be my priority one. Funding the college is always a struggle, but neither the taxpayer nor the student should bear the brunt of the cost.

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