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SHECO members return ballots to elect directors
San Jacinto News- Times - November 2008
COLDSPRING -- It is time for Sam Houston Electric Cooperative’s annual election for the Co-op Board of Directors. A quorum of 15 percent is required to offi cially elect the Board of Directors. Members who have not yet returned their ballot are encouraged to do so. Sam Houston EC member-owners who return their ballot by the early deadline of Nov. 4, 2008, will be eligible for a prize drawing to take place at the Co-op’s Annual Meeting of Members Nov. 11. The results of the Board Election will also be presented at the Annual Meeting to be held at the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe Multipurpose Facility located at 571 State Park Road 56 (off Highway 190 halfway between Livingston and Woodville). Ballots for the Sam Houston EC Board of Directors election were distributed by mail to member-owners the week of Oct. 13. All voting will be conducted by mail. In order to be valid, ballots must be returned no later than 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. To ensure equal representation of more than 50,000 Sam Houston EC members living in parts of 10 counties, the Cooperative’s service area is divided into fi ve districts. Eleven Board members collectively serve the districts. The Cooperative Election Committee met in September to review candidates. Four incumbents for re-election were placed on the ballot. The Committee received no petitions for election from the membership. District One, serving Angelina, Polk and Trinity counties has two Directors up for re-election. The Election Committee recommends members re-elect Don Boyett to fi ll Place One and Lynn Hendrix to fi ll Place Two in District One. District Two, serving San Jacinto County, and District Four, serving Hardin and Liberty counties, each have one Director up for re-election. Robert Leisner is on the ballot to serve District Two, and Katherine Hardin is on the ballot to serve District Four. Voting is at large, so all Sam Houston EC members can vote for Directors in all districts. Also on the ballot is a proposed revision to the Cooperative’s Articles of Incorporation, which changes the meeting quorum from 15 percent of the membership to 10 percent.