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.
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.
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.