2021 Board of Directors Election
It’s nearly time again for LPEA director elections! In accordance with our Bylaws, one-third of LPEA’s Board of Directors seats are up for election annually. Keep checking this page for the latest updates and resources for the 2021 elections.
2021 Election Timeline:
Mid-February: Information on how to run for a director position publicly promoted
Mid-April: Applications for director positions due to LPEA
Mid-May: Ballots mailed to all LPEA members
June 16: Ballots due
June 17: Partial, virtual Annual Meeting to announce election results
To be eligible to run for the LPEA Board of Directors, candidates must:
be a member of LPEA for at least one year immediately prior to becoming a director;
be a bona fide resident of the district you plan to represent for at least 120 days prior to becoming a director and;
not be employed by, or have a spouse or child employed by, LPEA in any position.
Given the concerning and unpredictable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the date for the business portion of the 2021 LPEA Annual Meeting will be set later in 2021. In the meantime, the election results will be announced during a partial virtual Annual Meeting on Zoom, as done in 2020.
2020 Board of Directors Election - District 4
On September 16th 2020, John Witchel was elected to the director seat in District 4 in compliance with Art. III, Sec. 7 of the LPEA Bylaws and LPEA Board Policy 120. He will fill the position vacated by Director Jack D. Turner until the expiration of Director Turner’s original term, occurring at the Annual Member Meeting in 2022.
2020 Board of Directors Election
Candidate Campaign Finance Reports
As per LPEA bylaws, one-third of the directors’ seats are up for election annually, one in each of LPEA’s four districts. Candidates are required to be members in good standing and permanent residents of the district they seek to represent and cannot work for a competing enterprise or supplier of the cooperative, plus not be employed or have a spouse or child employed by the cooperative in any position. A complete list of director qualifications can be reviewed in LPEA’s bylaws (https://lpea.coop/bylaws).