In the November 8, 2022 General Election, two Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees seats are open, and three candidates appear on the ballot. They are challenger David S. Malcolm and incumbents Angela Davis and William Milliken, Jr. As I did for the 2020 election, I sent all three Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees candidates a series of questions and offered each candidate a platform to share their ideas regarding Washtenaw Community College, however none of the prospective Trustees took the time to participate this year.
During the 2020 election, this site received more than 50,000 visitors looking for information about the candidates for the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. By itself, the fact that none of the three candidates chose to communicate their positions regarding the elective office they are seeking says a lot about these candidates. Frankly, it is disturbing.
In the next six years, Washtenaw Community College will collect about $375M in property tax dollars. These WCC Trustee candidates want your vote to oversee the College’s expenditure of that money, but they do not want to share their positions on how it should be spent.
Fortunately for voters, two of the three candidates have established a voting record that also provides information about their positions on issues that face the college, and their relationship with the WCC Administration.
Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees Candidate information
Unfortunately, I cannot provide any responses directly from any of the Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees candidates. That means you will have to cast your ballot with no information from the candidates themselves, since none of the candidates have even taken the time to create a website.
But please remember that these three candidates are asking to spend $375M of your money. If they will not answer a few questions from me, how responsive do you think they will be to you?
In the next few days, I will provide profiles of each candidate gathered from available public sources, and from the incumbents’ voting records and public comments made during WCC Board of Trustees meetings.
I will also provide a run-down of important issues facing Washtenaw Community College, which voters should consider carefully when voting for Trustees and considering future millage requests.
Finally, this website does not support comments, largely because – as much as I would like to – I do not have time to monitor comments, and unfortunately, open unmonitored commentary would reduce the utility of this site. However, for any person who would like to leave commentary, each post appears on the Facebook page associated with this site. You can visit the WCCWatch Facebook page, and you can leave your comments there.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog, and thanks for your interest in making Washtenaw Community College the best resource it can be for Washtenaw County residents.
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