Dorough wins District 5 co-op seat

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Datil, N.M.
In the Socorro Electric Cooperative District V election held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Datil Elementary School, Anna Dorough won the trustee seat by defeating Buster Green by a margin of 12 votes, 60 to 48. The vote count included mail-in ballots as well as votes cast at the voting site.
Dorough, a 67-year-old retired computer programmer and analyst, thanked everyone involved in the voting process when she addressed the crowd, even those who didn’t vote for her. In the Oct. 20 edition of The Chieftain she wrote in her candidate questionnaire “that 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.”
The meeting, which did manage to just achieve quorum, also addressed s number of suggested amendments to the district bylaws including ensuring proper parliamentary  procedures during district meetings, ensuring fair voting practices, and when how often often the district meeting should take place.
For more comprehensive coverage on the District 5 meeting read the Oct. 31 edition of El Defensor Chieftain.