Co-op district meetings begin
For what is probably the first year in Socorro Electric Cooperative history, districts that are not electing trustees are holding business meetings. These meetings do have the ability to develop bylaw amendment suggestions to bring before the membership in the next annual meeting.
District V had its meeting this past weekend — Saturday. The District V trustee election was held last year with member/owners voting Anne Dorough onto the Board of trustees. There was no election in District V this year, though the meeting was a lively one as it is last year's District V bylaw change proposals that caused so much controversy at the 2013 annual election.
On Oct. 17, a Thursday, the District I business meeting will be held at Las Nutrias Senior Center with registration from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the meeting starting at 5 p.m.
In 2012 Leo Cordova won the District I election so this too will be a business only meeting.
District IV has its business meeting coming up Oct. 29 at San Antonio School in San Antonio. Registration is from 3 to 5 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 5 p.m. Trustee David Wade represents District IV and, being elected in 2012, this will not be an election meeting.
District II, currently represented by Charles Wagner, holds its meeting at the Alamo Navajo reservation on Nov. 9 and this is an election year for the district. The filing deadline for anyone who wants to run for the District II trustee position is 4 p.m. Oct. 11.
With redistricting that occurred in 2011, many Socorro city residents have now become part of District II. A map is available at www.socorroelectric.com to help member/owners find their district. The co-op can be reached at 575-835-0560 or 800-351-7575 to help determine which district to vote in.
Also holding a trustee election is District III, which meets at Finley Gym in Socorro on Nov. 16. The filing deadline for District III is Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. The meeting will begin with registration from 1 to 3 p.m. with a business meeting beginning at 3 p.m.
There will be a District III candidate forum, also at Finley Gym, from 10 a.m. until noon on the same day, Nov. 16.