As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) is owned by its members and each of those members has a voice in how the co-op is operated. That’s part of the cooperative difference.
Each year, West Florida Electric holds an election for three seats on its Board of Trustees. Every member of WFEC receives an election packet in the mail which contains, among other materials, an official notice of the annual meeting, a nominating committee report and candidate profiles for each district up for election. The packet also includes a ballot and pre-addressed postage paid return envelope. Ballots were due back to J. Philip Tyler, Certified Public Accountant’s
office in Marianna on Wednesday, April 13 at 5:00 p.m.
This year, WFEC members elected trustees to represent them from Districts 2 and 3 through the mail ballot process. District 1 ran unopposed. Results of that election are as follows:
Ellis Nichols – unopposed
Eugene Alford – 2,494
Ben Maddox – 1,162
John Patrick – 2,472
Shedrick McGriff – 1,187