Director election in districts 1, 2 and 3; ballots mail May 1
One member, one vote
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative will hold an election this spring for board directors serving co-op districts 1, 2 and 3. All co-op members in those districts have an opportunity to vote. Ballots mail May 1.
NEW THIS YEAR: Members can choose to vote by mail or online. Watch for your ballot in the mail May 1 with instructions.
“Democratic member participation is one of the greatest advantages of co-op membership, and I encourage you to vote in the 2017 board election,” said General Manager Steve Stroshane.
As a cooperative, Polk-Burnett is owned by its members and governed by a board of directors elected from its membership. Board directors serve a three-year term and attend monthly meetings to guide policy and budget decisions for Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.
Co-op District 1 includes parts of Osceola, Alden and Garfield townships, and Farmington and Somerset townships. Incumbent Director Cindy Thorman of Osceola is running unopposed.
Co-op District 2 includes part of Osceola Township, and St. Croix Falls, Eureka, Sterling, Laketown and Milltown townships. Incumbent Director Mike Morris of Luck is running unopposed.
Co-op District 3 includes part of Garfield and Alden townships, and Lincoln, Blackbrook, Clear Lake, Vance Creek, Star Prairie, Forest and New Haven townships. Candidates on the ballot in co-op district 3 are Marlin Baillargeon of Amery and incumbent Director Ed Gullickson of Amery.
Election results will be announced at the co-op’s 79th annual meeting at Frederic High School June 9.