2020 Director election results
Congratulations to Greg Kvasnicka, your acclaimed District 1 Director, as well as Rick Olson and Wayne Eller your District 3 Directors, and to Wes Siemers your District 6 Director.
Here is the breakdown of election results:
Voting by ballot was not necessary in District 1. Only one candidate was nominated by petition for the available seat on the Board of Directors. The candidate, Greg Kvasnicka, was confirmed by the ECE Credentials & Election committee and ECE’s legal counsel and was acclaimed director.
It is with great sadness we share the passing of District 3 Director Don Swanson, who served six years on the ECE Board of Directors. Due to his passing, two directors were elected in District 3. The candidate with the highest number of votes will serve the four-year term and the candidate with the second-highest number of votes will complete Don Swanson’s remaining two-year term.
Rick Olson - 686 ELECTED (four-year term)
Wayne Eller - 476 ELECTED (two-year term)
Steve K. Vanden Heuvel - 183
Wes Siemers - 880 ELECTED
Chad Erdmann - 639
The board met immediately following the annual meeting to elect officers for the coming year. Elected to their positions were Chair Linda Laitala, Vice Chair Wayne Eller, Secretary-Treasurer Diane Zimmerman, and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Greg Kvasnicka. Lonnie Johnson and Joe Morley represent ECE on the Great River Energy Board of Directors. Diane Zimmerman represents ECE on the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association Board of Directors. Jerry Tvedt represents ECE on the Minnesota Rural Electric Association Board of Directors.
ECE does not participate in the tabulation of ballots. We contract with Survey and Ballot Systems, a third-party election management provider. All candidates and election results were confirmed by the ECE Credentials and Election committee and ECE’s legal counsel.