Parry enters race for southern district commissioner
COLUMBIA - Fred Parry announced late Thursday he will run for the southern district commission seat on the Boone County Commission.
Parry is the owner and publisher of several local magazines, including Inside Columbia magazine, and is the chairman of the Boone Hospital board of trustees.
"I've been an outspoken armchair quarterback regarding our local governments for much of the last 20 years," Parry said. " Now is a good time for me to step up and see how my experience, combined with my passion for this community, can make a difference."
Parry has been on the Boone Hospital board of trustees for the last 12 years. He is also a past commissioner for the Columbia Housing Authority and former president of Columbia's Northwest Rotary Club.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of Boone County in this capacity," Parry said.
Ted Farnen, a former state representative, is also running for the position. Farnen announced his candidacy on Monday.