Texas peanut producers have an opportunity to select new directors in an election running from January 9 through Jan. 23, 2016. Nominations will be accepted from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, 2015.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board announces that the election is being held to fill three expiring directors’ seats.
Two seats are open in voting region one, which includes the following 44 counties: Andrews, Bailey, Brewster, Castro, Cochran, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Ector, El Paso, Gaines, Glasscock, Hale, Hartley, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Moore, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Sherman, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum counties.
To be eligible, nominees must reside in one of these counties to be eligible.
One “at large” board member seat is open. Nominees may reside in any one of the 254 counties I Texas as long as they meet the other office requirements. Those requirements include:
Any person qualified to vote is also qualified to seek nomination for election to the board as a director. Applications must be signed by the applicant and 10 other eligible voters. Nomination forms will be publicly available Nov. 23, 2016, at peanut buying point locations and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices, or can be requested by mail directly from TPPB at 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403. If you request a nomination form by mail, please include your county of residence. A form must be filed with TPPB no later than Dec. 23, 2015, in order for it to be valid.
Peanut producers eligible to vote in the elections include the owner of a farm on which peanuts are produced or the owner's tenant or sharecropper engaged in the business of producing peanuts or causing peanuts to be produced for commercial purposes for at least one production period during the three years preceding the date of this election (Jan. 23, 2016). The producer must reside within one of the counties listed above to vote in the respective voting region.