2022 Board of Trustees Voting
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative is governed by an elected board of trustees. Board members are members of the cooperative just like you — they pay the same electric rates as you and live in your community. Board members represent all members as they set policies, monitor the cooperative’s performance, and approve the annual budget. Co-op members vote for trustees each year. Three board seats were up for election this year — District 3 (Somers township), District 4 (Gratis and German townships) and District 9 (Ross, Fairfield, Colerain and Crosby townships).
Members living in these districts received a notice in the mail in July 2021 to let them know they were eligible to run for the board of trustees. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s nominating committee interviewed the candidates running for the board of trustees. The committee is composed of 18 members from all of the cooperative’s voting districts. The committee met on November 15 to interview members running for the board. Committee members asked board candidates questions about their background and experience, their views on Butler Rural Electric Cooperative and the electric industry, and their commitment to serving the community. All candidates were interviewed by the committee, including incumbent board members. The nominating committee chose two candidates from each district to run for the board of trustees after the interviews. Candidates who were not selected were eligible to run by petition, which were due Dec. 30.
Members had the opportunity to vote online or by mail between March 28 and 11:59 p.m. on April 26. At the Annual Meeting on April 28, it was announced that the following board members were elected to serve a term on the board of trustees: Thomas McQuiston - District 3, Jay Hasbrook - District 4, and James O'Brien - District 9.