Qualifying Deadline


MLEC Board Candidates should file by July 15, 2024

(June 5, 2024) Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative bylaws require that eligible members wishing to run for the cooperative board of directors file a Declaration of Candidacy and Statement of Qualifications form by close of business day on July 15, 2024. Each position is for a four-year term.

Elections are held in districts where a director’s term expires. For 2024, the only expiring term is currently held by Andy Porch, who has expressed an interest in re-election. Candidacy declaration forms can be picked up from the MLEC office in Waverly or found online at www.mlec.com/mlec-board-directors.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be a natural person at least eighteen (18) years of age and a member in good standing now receiving residential electric service from the Cooperative.
  • Must not be an employee nor the spouse of an employee of the Cooperative, nor a child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew of an employee of the Cooperative related by blood, adoption, or marriage.
  • Must not be a former employee nor the spouse of a former employee of the Cooperative unless employment with Cooperative was at least two (2) years previous to the date of the forthcoming district election.
  • Is a high school graduate or holds a GED certificate.
  • Has continually resided in the district from which election is being sought.
  • Has never been convicted of a felony.
  • If a candidate for re-election, must have received certification of completion of the Credentialed Cooperative Director Curriculum offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association or such similar cooperative director education and training program approved from time to time by the board of directors. If not a candidate for re-election, must understand that such will be a requirement for qualification to stand for any future re-election as such.

The election will take place during the MLEC District Membership Meeting in Waverly in October. More details will be announced later.


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 www.mlec.com/about-mlec.

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