The League of Women Voters of Montrose County is facilitating two opportunities to meet the candidates running in DMEA's 2012 board election.
On Tuesday, May 8, there will be a candidate forum at noon at the Orchard City Town HallCommunity Room, located at 9661 2100 Road in Austin.
The evening of Wednesday, May 16, there will be a candidate forum at DMEA's Montrose office, 11925 6300 Road.
Light refreshments will be served at both events.
DMEA members residing in Districts 1, 2, and 5 are eligible to run for election in 2012.
District maps and details are found on the co-op's website, www.dmea.com.
The specific candidates in each district race will be announced after the close of the deadline for candidacy, Monday, April 30.
Six Candidates Declare Interest
By the deadline of 5 p.m. on April 30, six candidates had submitted the sufficient number of signatures needed to qualify them for the 2012 election ballot.
In District 1, the candidates are Virgil Turner and William N. Patterson. Incumbent Ken Norris was unable to run again pursuant to DMEA's policy on term limits.
In District 2, incumbent Brent Hines faces challengers Kay Heinschel and Tammy D. Theis.
In District 5, incumbent Marshall L. Collins did not draw a challenger.
On May 21, ballots and a summary of each candidate's background are scheduled to be mailed to DMEA members who had electric service from DMEA as of April 30.
Voted ballots must be returned by mail to DMEA's election credentials committee no later than June 13, or the member can vote in person at DMEA's annual meeting at the Montrose Pavilion on the morning of Thursday, June 14, from 8-9 a.m.
DMEA members who RSVP and attend the annual meeting will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. To RSVP for DMEA's annual meeting, call 240-1273 or 1-877-687-3632, ext. 273.blog comments powered by Disqus