MLEC Announces Board Candidates


(July 31, 2023) — Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative hosts district meetings each October so members can elect representatives to serve on its Board of Directors. Those interested in running must file papers by the July 17th deadline to be considered for a 4-year term. The candidates that qualified are as follows. (No director term expires this year in Lewis County, so the district is not listed):

District I Hickman County: Incumbent Dr. Zachary Hutchens, MD

District III Perry County: Incumbent Tommy L. Graham

District IV Humphreys County: Incumbent Jessie Wallace and Richard S. Welchans

District V Houston County: Incumbent Cass S. Rye and Jeffrey S. WellsMembership meetings include an annual cooperative report, door prizes and poster contest winner announcements alongside an election in districts with qualified candidates. They are tentatively scheduled to be held at local high schools in each county this October. Members can view the September edition of the Tennessee Magazine and to view the dates and times once announced.

MLEC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility that serves more than 34,500 meters in Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis and Perry counties. We are your source for power and broadband and help build brighter futures for the communities we serve. Learn more at

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