Barr,McLellan file for re-election

Start the list for the upcoming board of trustees election at Howard College. As of Thursday afternoon, Maxwell Barr — seat holder of District 4 — and Larry McLellan — trustee for District 3 — have announced they will be seeking re-election. Barr was appointed to his current seat in February 2009 in order to fill the position of long-time board member Don McKinney, who passed away. After his fill-in term, he was elected to the position in 2010. “It has been a great honor and a privilege to serve my community and the college on this board,” said Barr. “I feel my agricultural background allows me to bring a unique voice to the table regarding our students’ educational needs as well as the need of our area’s ag industry.”McLellan was appointed to the District 3 seat upon the passing of long-time board member Harold Davis in 2008. He was elected to the position in 2010. “I am honored to represent District 3,” McLellan said. “I feel like I bring something to the table at Howard College and want to continue serving in this capacity.”Barr holds more than 30 years of experience in farming and ranching and was named Howard County Ag Producer of the Year in 2002. He has also held positions on the Big Spring Co-Op Gin, Howard County Farm Bureau and was on the Howard County Farm Service Agency County Committee. Barr’s father, Buddy Barr, also served as a trustee on the Howard College board from 1975 to 1994 as an at-large representative. McLellan has made his mark in the community the past 24 years serving as a licensed pharmacist and is the acting president and CEO of Leonard’s Pharmacy Prescription Services Inc.Before serving on the Howard College board, he served on the Big Spring Independent School l District Board from 1992 until 2002. He also served on several other community organization boards including Big Spring YMCA, United Way, Dora Roberts Rehabilitation and the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation board. “Through my exposure and experience in education, economic development and private industry, I feel I bring some new insight to the board which will only be a benefit for our students and the communities we serve, he said.Howard College will hold its board of trustees election May 12. Early voting will take place starting April 30. To find out more information, contact the Howard County Elections Administration Office at 264-2273. Contact Staff Writer Amanda Moreno at 263-7331 ext. 234 or by e-mail at