Voting is open and continues through August 17th.

As a member of The Energy Cooperative, you may vote for one candidate in each of the three districts up for election.

There are three ways to vote.

Fill in the box next to the candidate of your choice. You may vote for one candidate in each district. Sign your name on the ballot. If you do not sign the ballot, it will not be valid. Detach ballot and place in the enclosed return envelope.

To vote by mail, your ballot must be postmarked no later than August 14, 2020. A paper ballot can also be delivered through the drive thru at 1500 Granville Road no later than 4:00 pm on August 17th.

Vote online with member number and election passcode. Visit https://www.directvote.net/TECOH. Use the information mailed to you to access the ballot. 

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Meet the Candidates

Don is a lifetime farmer, owning Skyline Turkey Farm in Danville. He joined The Energy Cooperative Board in 2006. He presently serves as Vice Chairman. Through extensive training, Don has received the Credential Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). He continues to attend training classes to keep up to date with Cooperative business. He is involved in Farm Bureau, Knox County Sheep Improvement, the Ohio Sheep and Wool Board. Don was most recently elected to the National Lamb Feeders Board of Directors and also the American Lamb Board. He has been involved in community projects such as building the Danville Interchurch Building, Knox County Ag Museum additions, and also the Ramser 4-H Activity Center. Don is an active member of Danville St. Luke Church. He has been married to his wife Janet for 49 years and has 4 grown children and 10 grandchildren.​

John was born and raised in Licking County. He received a finance degree from Miami University in Ohio and continued with a master’s degree in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, AZ. Upon graduation, he worked for three years in International banking. He later pursued a Master of Landscape Design and started his own business, John Klauder Associates Landscape and Design. John has been on the board since 2005. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Licking Rural Electrification, Inc. Board and Chairman of the National Gas & Oil Cooperative Board. Through extensive training, he has received the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). John continues to attend training classes to keep up to date with Cooperative business. John has been a board member for the Licking Land Trust, Granville Chamber of Commerce, Granville Rotary and Licking County United Way, serving as President for one year. He is married to Anne and has two children.​

Scott graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He started his career in corporate America by working for Stouffers in Cleveland. He has since worked for companies such as, San Diego Gas & Electric, National Gas & Oil, American Electric Power and WHIZ TV & Radio in Zanesville. Currently he is a CPA with his own Tax & Accounting practice. He is a member of the Granville Chamber where he volunteers on the Budget Committee. He and his wife Danielle have resided in Granville since 1996 where they have raised their 2 kids.

Joanne is a graduate of Utica High School, Columbus Business University and Central Ohio Technical College. She was the Treasurer of Johnstown-Monroe, Newark City and Olentangy Schools. Joanne also worked at C-TEC and the Licking County Education Service Center. She served as President of Ohio Association of School Business Officials, her State professional organization. Joanne has been on the board since 2012. Through extensive training, she has received the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). She continues to attend training classes to keep up to date with Cooperative business. Since retiring, Joanne has served as Interim Treasurer and Financial Consultant for many Central Ohio school districts. Joanne has been married to her husband Harry since 1969. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

Jim is currently the owner and vintner of Sand Hollow Winery and Speakeasy. He has been an Energy Cooperative member for 21 years and lifelong resident of Licking County. His working experiences began with his father’s company John Young Excavating. He started and sold Young Environmental Services (YES) a waste hauling and landfill company. Then started Our Town Community Newspaper and 50 Plus magazine covering Licking and Muskingum county. Educated in the Newark public school system and The Ohio State University he believes in lifelong learning and civic involvement. Jim is presently serving on the Mauger Charitable Trust and Licking County Governmental Preservation Society, restoring the Licking County Historical Jail. In the past he served on the Licking County Foundation, Newark School Board, United Way and Newark Rotary. Jim’s family includes wife Cindy Young, her two children Alex and Chelsea Steen, brother Craig Young, sister Tracy Ellington, daughter Ashley Winters, adorable granddaughter Aubrey. His parents John and Peggy Young are deceased.