The Texas Corn Producers Board (TCPB) will hold elections in three of its five voting regions to elect five board members where current members' seats are expiring. The nomination period to be on the ballot will start Nov. 23 and will close Dec. 23. The TCPB election is conducted by voting regions and will be held from Jan. 9, 2010 until Jan. 23, 2010.
There are three seats open for election in Voting Region Two, which consists of Andrews, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Borden, Briscoe, Callahan, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Eastland, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parmer, Randall, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Swisher, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, and Young counties.
There is one seat open for election in Voting Region Three, which consists of Anderson, Angelina, Bandera, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Bowie, Brewster, Brown, Burnet, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallas, Denton, Ector, Edwards, El Paso, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Franklin, Freestone, Gillespie, Glasscock, Grayson, Gregg, Hamilton, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hudspeth, Hunt, Irion, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lamar, Lampasas, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Loving, McCulloch, McLennan, Marion, Mason, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Montague, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Panola, Parker, Pecos, Presidio, Rains, Reagan, Real, Red River, Reeves, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Saba, Schleicher, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Sterling, Sutton, Tarrant, Terrell, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Upshur, Upton, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Ward, Williamson, Winkler, Wise, and Wood counties.
There is one seat open for election in Voting Region Five, which consists of Atascosa, Bexar, Brooks, Cameron, Delta, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Hardin, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kinney, Kleberg, La Salle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, and Zavala counties.
A person is eligible to vote in this board election if he or she is currently a producer of corn, has been a producer of corn, or has caused corn to be produced for commercial purposes for at least one production period during the three years preceding the date of this election (Jan. 23, 2010). This includes owners of farms and their tenants or sharecroppers that pay the corn assessment. Any person qualified to vote is also qualified to seek nomination for election to the board as a Director.
Qualified persons must reside within the TCPB voting region wherein they seek nomination. Nomination applications must be submitted to the TCPB signed by the applicant and 10 other eligible voters in this election. Applications are available at each county’s Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in the 196 counties listed above in the three voting regions where elections will occur, or they can be requested by mail directly from TCPB, 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403. If you request a nomination form by mail from TCPB, please include your county of residence.
Nomination forms will be publicly available Nov. 23, 2009, and must be filed no later than Dec. 23, 2009 in order for it to be valid. Nomination applicants must reside in a county within a TCPB voting region where they seek nomination. Nominations can be mailed to TCPB at 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403.