Director Election Information (Districts 1, 3 and 9)

Wright-Hennepin’s electric service territory is divided into nine districts, each of which is represented by a board member. The members from each district elect their own director to serve on Wright-Hennepin's board. Board directors meet monthly to provide financial and operational oversight, establish policy and rates, and represent members’ voices in the cooperative’s operations.

WH members can submit nominations to vie for a seat on the cooperative’s board of directors in Districts 1, 3 and 9. For 2021, the District 3 seat is open. Elections will take place at WH's Annual Meeting.

Members in these districts who would like to compete in the election need to file a director nominee application form by February 24, 2021.

Mail in the form along with a resume to:
Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Attn: Dale Jans, Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 330
Rockford, MN 55373

The 2020 director election winners were incumbent Duane "Butch" Lindenfelser, District 2, incumbent Chris Lantto, District 5, incumbent Kenneth Hiebel, District 7 and David Silver, District 8. 

Directors serve three-year terms, and three districts are voted on every year at the cooperative’s Annual Meeting

Election schedule:
District 1, 3, 9 Election: 2021
District 4, 6, 8 Election: 2022
District 2, 5, 7 Election: 2023

District map

How do I vote in an election?
All Members are mailed a ballot a couple weeks prior to the election, which is held at WH's Annual Meeting in April. (Date varies; generally middle of the month.) Members may vote with this paper ballot and return it via mail, in person at WH's office, or at the Annual Meeting. The ballot also includes instructions for voting online. Member may choose to submit their vote online instead but may only vote once. Voting is open until the day of the Annual Meeting.