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Board of Director Election

Information below is for the director election that will be held in September 2017.

Voting will close on September 27 at 10 a.m..

Please Note: If you choose to vote using SmartHub, you will have to do so from a computer. The voting option in SmartHub cannot be accessed using a mobile phone or the SmartHub app at this time.

 

The candidates running in each of Medina EC’s three voting districts are listed below with a brief biography of their credentials. The content is written in the candidates’ words and has not been edited by Medina EC.

Board nominees were accepted at nominating meetings, held in February, or by petition. This year, one nomination was received by petition. To see the policies and procedures all of the candidates must be aware of click here.

Medina EC is a democratic organization controlled by its members. Members elect representatives, called directors, who actively participate in setting policy and making decisions. These directors are accountable to the membership through the election process.

 

Larry Huesser
Voting District 1 Candidate

Campaign Policy Acknowledgement Form
Disclosure Report
(please note, this link is active if a report(s) is submitted by the candidate)
Medina EC Member: (# of Years): 34
Occupation: (Former if retired): Owner & Operator Farm & Ranch in D'Hanis, 34 years
Describe Work Experience:
1969 Graduate Texas A&M ; Licensed Professional Engineer, 43 years; 13 years in Customer Relations, Engineering and Management with CP & L. Volunteer: Past President of D'Hanis Lions Club and Medina County Farm Bureau, Holy Cross Catholic Church Lector 26 years, ACTS Retreat Team, President D'Hanis Hermann Sons Lodge
I Would be a Good Director Because:
With 40 years of service in the electrical industry, I believe my knowledge, dedication and experience makes me a continuing asset to the Medina Electric Coop Board.  I have served 27 years as your MEC President, Vice- President, Secretary-Treasurer and Director with perfect attendance at ALL Board Meetings.  I am currently completing my 10th year as a Director on the South Texas Electric Coop (STEC) Board, our Generation and Transmission Coop, serving as Vice President of the Board which is composed of 7 other Distribution Coops in addition to MEC.  I also served 4 years on the San Miguel Electric Board, our Coal Generation Coop.
I am very proud to have been your MEC Director and would appreciate the opportunity to continue serving you and carry on the work with MEC, STEC, San Miguel, our congressmen and other related groups to provide our members with the power needed at an affordable price.  I thank you for your support in the past; and with your vote I will continue to use my experience, dedication and knowledge of the industry guiding MEC in a positive way.
Please Contact Me At:            Phone: 830-426-1539             Email: huesser69@gmail.com

 

Ken Weynand
Voting District 1 Candidate

Campaign Policy Acknowledgement Form
Disclosure Report
(please note, this link is active if a report(s) is submitted by the candidate)
Medina EC Member: (# of Years): 5
Occupation: (Former if retired): Division Manager, Customer & Product Sppt
Describe Work Experience:
After graduating from Texas A&M and active duty in the U.S. Army Ready Reserve, I spent 37 years working for Deere & Company. I held positions with increasing management responsibilities in Service, Sales & Marketing, Dealer Development, Estimates & Distribution, and Customer & Product Support. Retired just over a year ago as Division Manager, Customer & Product Support. In that position, I was responsible for all Service, Warranty, and Customer Support activities in 8 states (Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana) for John Deere Agricultural, Lawn & Turf, and Golf equipment. In these positions, I have served on numerous teams involving sales, budgeting, distribution, training, support, quality, and process improvement with corporate, factory, and dealer organizations.
I Would be a Good Director Because:
Since my retirement, I have a continuing desire to stay connected and serve customers and business owners. I have a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering (’77), and a Masters in Ag Economics/Finance (“79) from Texas A& M. My 37 years of business experience in dealing with dealers, customers, and the Company give me insight and understanding to the challenges faced by many in today’s changing business environment. With that, I never want to stop learning. I believe the opportunity to serve the customers of Medina Electric as a Director presents an exciting challenge to continue using my talents and abilities for the good of all I would represent. I have always been passionate about quality and customer service, and I believe that is what Medina Electric tries to provide on a daily basis. After 37 years working with core values of Quality, Commitment, Integrity, and Innovation, I believe I truly have a great deal to offer as a Director of Medina Electric Cooperative.
Please Contact Me At:             Phone: 830-426-0762            Email: kenweynand@gmail.com

 

Jimmie Raines
Voting District 2 Candidate

Campaign Policy Acknowledgement Form
Disclosure Report
(please note, this link is active if a report(s) is submitted by the candidate)
Medina EC Member: (# of Years): 40
Occupation: (Former if retired): Former Electrical Contractor
Describe Work Experience:
1960-1977 Class A Lineman, Central Power & Light
1979--Present, Self-Employed Rancher
1977-2004 Co-Owner, Morgan Electric
2004-2005 Owner, Raines Electric
I Would be a Good Director Because:
For the past six years, I have been privileged to serve on the Medina EC Board. What a great experience, as we have experienced tremendous growth and continue to grow daily.
Electricity has been a part of my entire adult life. At the age of 18, I went to work for Central Power and Light (CPL). I worked there for 18 years in various roles, including 16 years as a Class A Lineman, with extensive training in overhead and underground. At the age of 36, I went into the business as an electrical contractor and co-owner of Morgan Electric for 30 years working in residential, commercial, and industrial. Residential and commercial business was very rewarding but the industrial side brought many rewards as well, such as the opportunity to work with Del Monte Corporation. I worked many years with the farmers and ranchers to ensure their irrigation wells kept running….I am currently retired from the electrical business but am still ranching in Uvalde and Comal counties. In addition, I presently serve on the Board of Trustees of the First United Methodist Church and the City of Uvalde Planning & Zoning Board. I believe through my experiences and the things I learned, I have a strong understanding of the wants and needs of the members which Medina EC serves.
Please Contact Me At:            Phone: 830-591-8437            Email: raines.jimmie@yahoo.com

 

R H Rodriguez
Voting District 3 Candidate

Campaign Policy Acknowledgement Form
Disclosure Report
(please note, this link is active if a report(s) is submitted by the candidate)
Medina EC Member: (# of Years): 30
Occupation: (Former if retired): Agriscience Teaher
Describe Work Experience: Currently on my 35th year of teaching Agricultural Science classes.
I Would be a Good Director Because:
I have been dedicated to the Agriscience program for 35 years and will bring that same dedication and loyalty to Medina Electric Co-op and its membership. My teaching experience has allowed me to work closely with the area rural communities and local businesses. During the past 5 years as a Director for Medina Electric I have gained my Credentialed Coop Director and Board Leadership certifications and currently working on my Director Gold. I look forward to continue working in an unbiased fashion for the betterment of the Coop and membership.
Please Contact Me At:            Phone: 210-846-1092            Email: bolordz@gmail.com

 

 

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