Runoff set for GVEA director election

Tonight, Golden Valley Electric Association’s Election Committee certified election results for two seats on GVEA’s board of directors. Incumbent director John Sloan was reelected to District 6. In District 5, a runoff election will take place between the top two candidates, Hank Bartos and Chris Bunch. A runoff is necessary because no candidate received 40 percent of the vote as required by GVEA’s Bylaws.

Election judges from left to right Monica Apfelbeck, Gale Vick and Ryan Jusczak review ballots on June 6.

Election judges from left to right Monica Apfelbeck, Gale Vick and Ryan Jusczak review ballots on June 6.

District 5
Ballots mailed: 6,197 | Valid ballots returned: 773 – 13%

Ballots for the runoff election will be mailed on June 14, 2013 and must be received by 5 p.m. on July 16. The ballot count will take place on July 18.

Ron Bergh, incumbent District 5 director is retiring after 33 years of service to the co-op.
District 5 – Includes the general area of North Pole, the east half of Badger Road, Moose Creek, Eielson and south to the Salcha River.

District 6
Ballots mailed: 1,764 | Valid ballots returned: 365 – 18%

Sloan, who ran against Steven Lemons, was elected to the board in 2007. He currently serves as secretary of the board.

District 6 – Includes Delta Junction, Fort Greely and all areas south of the Salcha River, including Harding and Birch Lakes.

Ballots were mailed to all members residing in Districts 5 and 6 on May 3, 2013. Members had the option of returning ballots either by mail or electronically. A 10 percent ballot return was required for a quorum.

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