District V – SEC Candidates: Co-op elections Saturday
The Socorro Electric Co-op District V trustee election takes place Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Datil Elementary School Gym in Datil.
Voting starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 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.
Anne L. Dorough
Occupation: Retired Computer Programmer/Analyst
Education: Associate degree in Accounting, IBM AS400 Technical Specialist
Personal experience you feel relates to the position of the trustee’s seat: In my 30 years as a programmer/analyst, I have worked closely with everyone from the CEO of a company to the stockroom clerk. That experience, along with knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure, should make me a productive member of the board of trustees.
What are the unique and specific needs of your district in relation to the co-op? While District V is comparable to the other districts in the number of members, the area is much larger. A member in Atarque must travel 150 miles one way to attend an annual meeting in Socorro and a member in San Marcial must travel 90 miles one way to attend a district meeting in Datil.
What are the most pressing and immediate needs of SEC? With the increasing costs of energy, we need to focus on productivity and sound economic solutions.
Why are you the right person for this seat? In 1990, I was selected by my employer Square D Company to receive the Person Who Made a Difference award.
The same determination that resulted in that award will be directed towards improving the relations between the trustees and the member/owners.
What needs to change? The board of trustees needs to make a concerted effort to set aside their differences and work together for the benefit of the members and the cooperative as a whole.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a DWI or felony? No
Education: Associate degree from Chochise College in Douglas, Arizona
Personal experience you feel relates to the position of the trustee’s seat: I have managed two businesses and have started a successful one of my own. I know how to deal with different personalities and get things done.
What are the unique and specific needs of your district in relation to the co-op? I was born and raised in my district so I am uniquely qualified to know the needs and trials that face our area.
What are the most pressing and immediate needs of SEC? I think that the most important and pressing needs are to establish a board of trustee’s the people can trust who will streamline the affairs of the Socorro Electric Cooperative so we can deliver the cheapest energy for its members.
Why are you the right person for this seat? I am an independent open minded person who will be transparent with the people I represent. I want them to hold me accountable for the trust they put in me.
What needs to change? The members of the cooperative need to feel like they are being heard and respected. With the energy obstacles that I feel are coming we are going to have to be proactive to keep our costs down.
Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a DWI or felony? I have to be truthful and admit that I received a couple of swots while in school but besides that I have never been arrested or convicted of a DWI or felony.