District IV SEC candidates

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Co-op elections begin Saturday
The Socorro Electric Co-op District IV trustee election takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, at the San Antonio School Cafeteria.
Voting starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. when the business meeting starts. A quorum must be present at the business meeting for any action to be presented by the members.
To find out what district they are in, member/owners can go to www.socorroelectric.com and use the interactive map or call the SEC at 835-0560.

David “Dave” Wade

Age: 77
Occupation: Active Farmer and Businessman in Socorro County (50+ years); SEC Vice-President
Education: New Mexico High School Graduate, Trade School: Texas Barber College; US Army-With Honorable Discharge

1. Personal experience you feel relates to the position of the trustee’s seat:
As a honest, hardworking SEC Director, Active Farmer and Businessman in Socorro County, I have and will continue to lead SEC forward, looking out for the cooperative and its members’ best financial interests. I am Willing Able Dedicated and Experienced (WADE) to serve the members … I represent … “You”!

2. What are the unique and specific needs of your district in relations to the co-op?
As your SEC Director, I will continue to follow through with the current and future goals of the cooperative. I represent my district and all SEC members … “Equally”! Let our cooperative, “60+ Years Strong”, continue to provide electrical services to all members, jobs for our community and support to our youth!

3. What are the most pressing and immediate needs of SEC?
Our ability to offer our members with electricity and all other member services at a reasonable cost yet priced reasonably so that our cooperative remains financially stable. Our co-op is currently stable, but to maintain this position it is necessary that we operate a tight financial budget.

4. Why are you the right person for this seat?
As your “Team Leader”, I will continue to act in the members and cooperative’s best interest. With our unstable economy, now is a critical time that we work even closer together as a “Team” so that members can continue to benefit from all services currently provided by our cooperative.

5. What needs to change?
By-law changes don’t always come “Cheap” to our members! Maybe future elections can be handled in-house (like in the past) rather than the co-op having to spend members money in excess of $18,000 (this year alone) for a “out of state” contractor to handle three of five district elections?

6. Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a DWI or felony? Never!

Byttye “GAYL” DORR

Age:  75
Occupation: Retired
Education: Graduate Maysville High School, Maysville, OK
Business and Organizational Management – University of Oklahoma
Albuquerque TVI, business courses
Professional Procurement courses – UNM
Licensed NM Real Estate Qualifying Broker
1. Personal experience you feel relates to the position of the trust’s seat:
Sixteen years Real Estate – Experience and Knowledge of real and personal property.
Procurement Officer, Kirkland AFB – Experienced in government Contracting
Personnel Manager and Training Specialist Grand Central Dept. Stores – Supervised all personnel hiring, training and writing of training manuals for the southwest division.
Small Business Owner
Past Chairman of the Socorro County Land Use Commission
2. What are the unique and specific needs of your district in relation to the co-op?
Our rural district is very dependent on good Co-op service, timely repairs and affordable power. Members who will have to use electricity to irrigate during this drought are facing a crisis from rapidly rising electricity prices. The co-op workers themselves do their best and we all deserve a Board that will work to hold down costs.

3. What are the most pressing and immediate needs of SEC?
Responsible Trustees. We as members need and deserve a Board of Trustees who listens to us and carries out our wishes. The craziness that we have seen with lawsuits and all the legal costs has to end. The Trustees ill advised abuse of power has to stop, so we can get back to being a community of friends.

4. Why are you the right person for this seat?
I am the right person because I will serve the members. I believe that serving as Trustee is a public service position and a position of trust. I will represent the will of the members.
I LISTEN. I do not have a personal agenda and I will be the voice of the people on the Board.

5. What needs to change?
The best description of the problem is simply; the disrespect the Trustees have shown toward the members. So the change that is needed is the replacement of such Trustees with concerned people who will respect and carry out the members wishes. Then the healing process will begin.

6. Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a DWI or felony? NO