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Director Elections

Nominations Are Now Open in Districts 1, 7 and 8

Stearns Electric Association Directors are member-consumers just like you who understand and listen to the community. They represent you on the Co-op’s Board, while responsibly overseeing the business of the Co-op and determining its strategic direction.

The cooperative model depends on its members to provide leadership and guidance. Therefore, each year an election takes place in three of the Cooperative’s nine districts to elect a Director. The election process ensures that every member has a voice in the operation of this organization and that any member in good standing may seek election for the Board of Directors.

Nominations are now open for the Board of Directors in Districts 1, 7 and 8. If you live in these districts and are interested in becoming a nominee, please contact a member of the Nominations Committee (listed below) for a Director nomination packet.

This packet includes general Cooperative information, director qualifications, a copy of the Stearns Electric Bylaws and the application for candidacy. Applications must be returned to a member of the Nominations Committee by January 20, 2020.

Not sure if the role is right for you? Learn more about the qualifications and responsibilities of a Director on page 3. If you have additional questions about the nomination process or becoming a director, please contact the Stearns Electric Election Coordinator during regular business hours at (800) 962-0655.

Stearns Electric retains the services of Survey and Ballot Systems, an independent contractor, to conduct the election in conjunction with the Annual Meeting on April 2, 2020.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE:
DISTRICT 1
Richard & Shirley Japp     (218) 575-2521
Wayne Pugh                      (320) 749-2051
Alan Poser                         (320) 749-2449
Serving Minnesota townships: Scandia-Valley, Cushing, Clough, Parker, Darling, Green Prairie, Culdrum, Pike Creek, Swanville, Swan River, Elmdale and Two Rivers in Morrison County.

DISTRICT 7
Cindy Bruder                     (320) 732-6896
Dennis Pastian                  (320) 859-4648
Serving Minnesota townships: Turtle Creek, Little Elk, Leslie, Reynolds, Long Prairie, Bruce, Gordon, Little Sauk, Round Prairie, Burnhamville, West Union and Grey Eagle in Todd County; and Orange Township in Douglas County.

DISTRICT 8
Patrick Stepan                   (320) 219-3002
Jane Stepan                       (320) 491-1395
Bruce Wanquist                (320) 249-3790
Serving Minnesota townships: Kandota and Birchdale in Todd County; Westport in Pope County; Ashley, Sauk Centre and Melrose in Stearns County.

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